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Recent Measurements of Experiment Sensitivity to G-Jitter and Their Significance to ISS Facility Development

  • R. A. Herring (a1) and B. Tryggvason (a2)

Recent experimental measurements of various microgravity experiments have been taken on the Mir and Space Shuttle under different conditions of microgravity using the Microgravity-vibration Isolation Mount (MIM). The results to date show a clear difference when the experimental measurements are taken from g-levels offered by the Mir and the Space Shuttle (non isolated) to g-levels offered by MIM (isolated) which have been reduced by two orders of magnitude. Concern for the International Space Station (ISS) experimental facilities arises when the quality of microgravity on the Mir and Space Shuttle (non isolated), which is believed to be not good enough, has been measured to be better than the ISS Requirement established by NASA for isolated racks, which will be significantly better than those racks not isolated.

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