SOLIDIFICATION FURNACE FOR MICROGRAVITY EXPERIMENTS ON SOUNDING ROCKETS DOI 10.5028/jatm.2012.04021412
Keywords:Microgravity, Suborbital lights, Solidification furnace, Alloys solidification.
AbstractThe Brazilian Microgravity Program is mainly based on experiments carried out on sounding rockets. Up to present days, three missions carrying a total of of experiments were made. In all flights, a fast solidi?cation furnace, capable of producing temperatures up to 900o C, was used to process metal and semiconductor alloys in microgravity environment. This paper has described the furnace and the solidification experiment made during the last parabolic flight, called Maracati Mission, which has occurred in December, 2010.
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