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Sloshsat


Also called Sloshsat FLEVO (Facility for Liquid Experimentation and Verification in Orbit)

General


Designation 28544 / 05005C
Launch date 12 Feb 2005
Country of origin Europe
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee  
Inclination  
Period  
Launch vehicle Ariane V164

Developped by ESA and NRL National Aerospace Laboratory.

Will investigate fluid dynamics in microgravity conditions by monitoring the behavior of water in an instrumented tank. Was to be launched by STS but was modified for Ariane.

External resources


http://www.nlr.nl/public/facilities/f183-01/

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Technical data



Specifications


Prime contractor NRL
Platform  
Mass at launch 127 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 0.9 x 0.7 x 1.08 m
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 35 W
Design lifetime 14 days

Carries 33.5 liters of de-ionized water in an 87 liters tank.

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