MAPHEUS – Materialphysikalische Experimente unter Schwerelosigkeit, Material Physics under Microgravity Conditions
MAPHEUS is a DLR research rocket programme conducting annual launches of science payloads initially dedicated to materials studies. In the first project phase 14" payloads have been launched using a two stage Nike-Orion motor combination providing about 3 minutes of reduced gravity at a level of better than 10-4g (MAPHEUS 1-3) or on a single stage S30 motor providing about 4 minutes of reduced gravity at a level of better than 10-4 g (MAPHEUS-4). Experiments covered a wide range of materials physics topics such as gelation, granular dynamics, diffusion, solidification, and the mixing of liquid metallic alloys.
MAPHEUS-6 is the second sounding rocket in the programme aiming for a launch of 17" science payloads with a two-stage S31/S30 motor combination reaching about 6 minutes of reduced gravity at a level better than 10-4g.
||Esrange Space Center
||Brazilian two-stage S31/S30 motor combination
|Flight time to apogee
||PI: PD Dr. rer. nat. Ruth Hemmersbach, DLR ME
Team: Dr. Jens Hauslage,
||PI: Prof. Andreas Meyer (Principal Investigator), MP-LTG
Team: Christian Neumann,Dr. Dirk Bräuer
Isabell Jonas, Sarah Zimmerman
||Developed by: DLR MORABA
Mr. Torbjörn Eld, SSC,firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. F Scheuerpflug, DLR, frank.Scheuerpflug@dlr.de