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Dynamics of superfluid helium in zero gravityThe Spacelab 2 superfluid helium experiment was designed to: (1) examine the behavior of capillary waves and measure their velocity and dampling; (2) study the sloshing motion of bulk superfluid helium in near-zero gravity in order to determine its effects on sensors and attitude control systems for far infrared telescopes; and (3) determine the temperature distributions in the liquid and their correlation with bulk motion. The experiment system includes a helium cryostat with a sensor head and a microcomputer to provide electrical excitation and gather and transmit resultant responses to the experiment teams on the ground. Astronaut intervention is possible.
Document ID
19820004238
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Mason, P. V. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center Spacecraft Dyn. as Related to Lab. Expt. in Space
Subject Category
ENGINEERING (GENERAL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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