Drop Tower Experiment Series

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is inviting to apply for the fifth cycle of Drop Tower experiment series (DropTES). DropTES is a fellowship programme in which students can learn and study microgravity science by performing experiments in a drop tower.

The deadline for applications submission is 28 February 2018.

Expected Profile of Applicants: Heads of research institutions or groups, who are university professors or postdoctoral researchers, with a team of Bachelor, Master and/or PhD students.

In collaboration with the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the fellowship programme offers a selected research team the opportunity to conduct its own microgravity experiments at the Bremen Drop Tower. The Bremen Drop Tower in Germany is a ground-based laboratory with a drop tube of a height of 146 meters, which can enable short microgravity experiments to be performed in various scientific fields, such as fluid physics, combustion, thermodynamics, material science and biotechnology.The series of experiments will consist of four drops or catapult launches during which approximately 5 or 10 seconds of microgravity, respectively, are produced.

Further information is available here.