Русский

Technical Research on ISS Russian Segment

Experiment DHL-G


DHL-G experiment is included in the research program conducted onboard the ISS Russian Segment by spaceflight participant Richard Garriott within the framework of the GTA project.



Objective:

Demonstration of the energy conservation law in microgravity environment, taking the movement of two objects as an example.

Task:

Recording on video the demonstration of the energy conservation law in microgravity environment on ISS RS.

Science Hardware Used:


  • DHL kit, includes the equipment for the demonstration of energy conservation law when potential energy is converted into kinetic energy.


DHL demonstration equipment ready-assembled

The demonstration equipment includes:

  • trolley;
  • rails with fasteners;
  • pusher with a protective cover.

The trolleys are two identical structures made of polycarbonate and of the same mass.
The rails are two aluminum guides shaped into a loop.
The pusher with a protective cover is a starting device designed to set into motion both trolleys simultaneously by giving them a push with a force of 4 kg.

Flight Equipment Used:

  • Nikon D3 camera;
  • Sony HVR-Z7 video camera for taking accompanying photos and videos.

Experiment Results:

Photographic and video information recorded on a flash video card and a video cassette.