Catapult Drop Tower in Bremen
Video showing the Catapult Drop Tower in action.
The unique facility is located at the Center for Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (Zentrum für Angewandte Raumfahrttechnologie und Mikrogravitation - ZARM) in Bremen.
A capsule is dropped inside the drop tower and experiences a free fall of 110 m for 4.74 seconds. The 2-metre long capsule is caught in a 10 m deep container filled with polystyrene balls.