Successful launch of MAPHEUS 4 RSS

15 Jul 2013

The fourth flight

Today, at 05.53 UTC, MAPHEUS 4 was launched from Esrange Space Center, Kiruna.

MAPHEUS 4MAPHEUS – Materialphysikalische Experimente unter Schwerelosigkeit, Material Physics under Microgravity Conditions.

The rocket, was launched from Esrange Space Center today, July 15, at 05.53 UTC.

It reached an altitude of approx. 151 kilometers and landed  60 km north of Esrange Space Center.

Recovery has been made and the payload is back at the base for analysis.

MAPHEUS 4 is a DLR research rocket programme conducting annual launches of scientific payloads dedicated to material studies. Experiments on MAPHEUS cover a wide range of material physics topics such as gelation, the behaviour of granulates, diffusion and the mixing and demixing of metallic alloys. Propelled by a S30 motor, MAPHEUS typically offers more than three minutes of microgravity time at 10-4g

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SSC campaign page for MAPHEUS 4


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