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First Materials Science Research Rack Capabilities and Design FeaturesThe first Materials Science Research Rack (MSRR-1) will accommodate dual Experiment Modules (EM's) and provide simultaneous on-orbit processing operations capability. The first international Materials Science Experiment Module for the MSRR-1 is an international cooperative research activity between NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and the European Space Agency's (ESA) European Space Research and Technology Center. (ESTEC). This International Standard Payload Rack (ISPR) will contain the Materials Science Laboratory (MSL) developed by ESA as an Experiment Module. The MSL Experiment Module will accommodate several on-orbit exchangeable experiment-specific Module Inserts. Module Inserts currently planned are a Quench Module Insert, Low Gradient Furnace, Solidification with Quench Furnace, and Diffusion Module Insert. The second Experiment Module for the MSRR-1 configuration is a commercial device supplied by MSFC's Space Products Department (SPD). It includes capabilities for vapor transport processes and liquid metal sintering. This Experiment Module will be replaced on-orbit with other NASA Materials Science EMs.
Document ID
20010069997
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Schaefer, D. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
King, R. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Cobb, S. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Whitaker, Ann F.
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Subject Category
Space Processing
Meeting Information
Conference and Exhibit on International Space Station Utilization(Cape Canaveral, FL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.