Institute of Material Physics in Space

Liftoff of the Mapheus sounding rocket
Lift-off of the Mapheus sounding rocket
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Lift-off of the Mapheus sounding rocket

Eexperiments by the Institute of Materials Physics in space are being launched for a flight into microgravity on board the Mapheus-7 sounding rocket.

The Institute for Materials Physics in Space investigates the properties of melts and their solidification on all length scales using theoretical and experimental methods. The aim is to predict the properties of materials from this knowledge and thus enable material design from the melt. Through comparative experiments in space and on Earth, gravity-driven phenomena such as convection, sedimentation and buoyancy become accessible to experimental determination, a prerequisite for the development of physical models for the quantitative description of solidification processes

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    Institute of Materials Physics in Space, Head of Institute
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2667
    Linder Höhe
    51147  Köln
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