Technical Research on ISS US Segment

COSMIC Experiment


COSMIC experiment is a part of the science research activities to be performed aboard the ISS RS by Frank de Winne, ESA astronaut of Belgian nationality in the frame of the ODISSEA Project. The European Space Agency and Belgian Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs (OSTC) are customers of the preparation and implementation of the scientific program.


The experiment is conducted in MSG on US Segment.

Objective:

Study the microstructure formation of Ti-Al-B compressed powder samples during self-propagating high-temperature combustion synthesis.

Task:

Study the microstructure of Ti-Al-B compressed powder samples during self-propagating high-temperature combustion synthesis.

Science Hardware Used:

  • Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) in the Destiny Laboratory;
  • MSG Videotape recorder;
  • Sample Container including 10 reactors with material samples;
  • Electronics Box;
  • Mounting Plate;
  • Camera Mount.

Consumables:

  • Videotapes;
  • PCMCIA cards.

Experiment Results:

Processed samples (in 6 reactors) located in the sample container videotapes and PCMCIA cards.