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Bose Einstein Condensate and Cold Atom Laboratory (BECCAL)
BECCAL aims at conducting multiple experiments with ultracold and condensed atoms on board the international space station (ISS). The payload aims at enabling fundamental research and advance technology development for future quantum-based sensors. The long term microgravity conditions on board of the international space station is unique to these goals by offering prolonged times of free fall and observation. In addition, BECCAL contains additional trap configurations to trap, cool, and manipulate the atoms.
COMPASSO is a mission to demonstrate optical clock and link technologies on the Bartolomeo platform at the International Space Station (ISS). One of the key payload elements is an iodine-based optical frequency reference, which is being developed at the DLR Institute for Quantum Technologies.
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