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Consort 1 flight results: a synopsisConsort 1 was the first low gravity materials processing payload to be launched by a commercially licensed rocket in the U.S.A. It carried six experiments which operated as planned during approx. 7 min of suborbital, low gravity flight (10(-5) g) and were returned in excellent condition to the investigators within 4 h of launch. Nearly 150 physical samples supported by measurements and photographs made during the flight were obtained for analysis. In addition to the experimental data returned, the success of Consort 1 demonstrated the ability of industry, working with university centers and government agencies, to rapidly prepare and launch payloads. A brief description of the rocket flight and payload configuration is given. Experiment objectives and methods are described and preliminary results and conclusions are presented.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Wessling, F. C.
(The University of Alabama in Huntsville 35899 United States)
Lundquist, C. A.
Maybee, G. W.
Date Acquired
August 22, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: Acta astronautica
Volume: 21
Issue: 9
ISSN: 0094-5765
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Funding Number(s)
Distribution Limits
short duration
Flight Experiment
Consort Project

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