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Catapult Drop Tower in Bremen

Catapult Drop Tower in Bremen

Date: 16 December 2004
Copyright: ZARM

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.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
28-Nov-2023 23:58 UT

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