Tag: ESA


The #Scilight journal from the American Institute of Physics just featured an article authored by our researchers. Read it here! The study led by C. Peromingo, P. Salgado Sánchez, D. Gligor, A. Bello, and J. Rodríguez, published in Physics of Fluids (2023), addresses innovative methods to reduce sloshing in microgravity environments. Simulations were conducted to identify the optimal shape, number, and arrangement of baffles in a rectangular tank. Additionally, temperature modulation was introduced to counteract the original sloshing motion. Findings: The findings demonstrated that the ideal combination of baffles and temperature modulation reduced sloshing decay time by over 80%. This strategy showed significant ... Read More
23 November, 2023E-USOC


After a year of intense work, both teams from E-USOC have come back with a big amount of promising results and a magnificent experience. “We are really satisfied with the work done and, despite of last minute problems and some unexpected surprises, we are pleased with the outcomes”, both teams asseverate. Images from the parabolic flights. Source: NoveSpace Convection, a well-known phenomenon on Earth and used in several applications, disappears in weightless environments. In this sense, the solid-liquid interface of a system evolves in a larger timescale and thus, it complicates heat evacuation. In the presence of a free surface, however, a ... Read More
10 January, 2017E-USOC


The E-USOC team, led by the UPM Professor Ana Laverón, receives recognition for excellence from the space institution at the ESA ISS Awards 2013, for his work with the experiments operated on the International Space Station. “Our work has always been recognized by European Space Agency and scientific teams with whom we have worked, but we did not expect this great institutional recognition, because many people work around the International Space Station and it is very difficult be nominated and awarded “. With these words, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) Professor and E-USOC director, Ana Laverón, has expressed their surprise ... Read More
5 June, 2013E-USOC



EPO Foam Stability

Source: NASA EPO Foam Stability dates and figures Experiment Session 11 January 2012 Performed by André Kuipers Science runs 3 Science running time 1 hour Number of cell arrays 3 “Second successful scientific execution on orbit with educational added value” The first part of the EPO Foam Stability experiment has been successfully performed inside Columbus by André Kuipers on January 2012. This experiment first part pursued two main objectives: one scientific and one educational. After the data evaluation of the former FOAM-S experiment, scientists proposed new fluid mixtures samples testing. In addition the ESA Education Office has created an educational programme that will transmit science on orbit activities to classrooms ... Read More
10 April, 2012E-USOC


Fuente: E-USOC ESA has invited schoolchildren aged between 12 -14 years to join the Greenhouse in Space project. This experiment, carried out by the Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, consists of growing flowering plants inside two separate small greenshouses set up in the Columbus laboratory and follows their germination over a two-month period. Students on the ground will make the observations of the plants in their own mini greenhouse and compare the results with Paolo’s space experiment, by means of both recorded and live-link activity for educational events. The 5th year students from CEIP Luis Buñuel, a bilingual school located ... Read More
25 February, 2011E-USOC