SpaceX DragonLab

THIS IS A PAST EVENT – HYPERLINKS AND FORMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED

Speaker: Richard Godwin

Date: 1 December 2011
Start Time: 7 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm

Venue: BIS, 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

DragonLab in Orbit. (SpaceX)

DragonLab (DL) is a free-flying, reusable orbital microgravity platform capable of hosting pressurized and unpressurized payloads to and from space. It will be launched to orbit aboard a Falcon 9 launch vehicle built by Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX). It will be useful for standard deployment of satellites or powered return payloads. It can be used as a microgravity research platform such as for materials, fluids, combustion physics, biotech or life science experiments. It can also be used as a technology demonstrator for instrument and sensor developers. DragonLab is expected to start flying from around 2014 onwards. This lecture will give an overview of the DragonLab spacecraft and will be given by Richard Godwin a private consultant to SpaceX on their DragonLab project.

Each member may also obtain a free ticket for one guest subject to availability of space.

 



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