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Title Acceleration environment / Kevin McPherson, Kenneth Hrovat, Eric Kelly, Jennifer Keller.

Publication Info. Houston, Texas : NASA ISS Program Science Office, 2015.


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 Axe Federal Documents Online  NAS 1.83:2015-11-040-JSC    ---  Available
Description 49 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Series A researcher's guide to International Space Station
Researcher's guide to International Space Station.
Note Cover title.
"NP-2015-11-040-JSC"--Back cover.
Shipping List #: 2016-0323-P.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 46).
Summary The ISS offers a microgravity research platform for those who need to leverage its unique environment. The space station is over 350 feet (109 m) wide and has 3 separate, main laboratory modules, each roughly the size of a school bus. Each laboratory has a multitude of equipment, some related to science operations and some related to life-support. Centrifuges, fans, pumps, compressors, structural bending, etc. all contribute to tiny vibrations over a wide range of frequencies that are monitored continuously by sensors distributed in locations designated for support by the Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS). These SAMS measurements along with those from the Microgravity Acceleration Measurement System (MAMS) which monitors the quasi-steady acceleration environment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, give researchers, technology developers, and structural analysts the information they need to do their work, whether it is principal investigators studying fluid or combustion behavior in microgravity, or analysts tracking the structural integrity of the ISS.
Form Also available via the World Wide Web.
Subject International Space Station.
Reduced gravity environments.
International Space Station. (OCoLC)fst00718638
Reduced gravity environments. (OCoLC)fst01092280
Added Author McPherson, Kevin.
Hrovat, Kenneth.
Kelly, Eric.
Keller, Jennifer.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Gpo Item No. 0830-I-07
Sudoc No. NAS 1.83:2015-11-040-JSC

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