Flight Results For The Multiphase Flow Experiment For Suborbital Testing Payload

dc.creatorMiller Hurlbert, Kathryn
dc.creatorKurwitz, Cable
dc.creatorNguyen, Hiep
dc.creatorMoeller, Chad
dc.creatorDuvall, Dean
dc.creatorWilliams, Rube
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-30T01:41:06Z
dc.date.available2020-07-30T01:41:06Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-31
dc.descriptionKathryn Miller Hurlbert, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US
dc.descriptionCable Kurwitz, Texas A&M University, US
dc.descriptionHiep Nguyen, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US
dc.descriptionChad Moeller, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US
dc.descriptionDean Duvall, JACOBS Engineering, US
dc.descriptionRube Williams, Stratos Perception, LLC, US
dc.descriptionICES303: Physio-Chemical Life Support- Water Recovery & Management Systems- Technology and Process Development
dc.descriptionThe proceedings for the 2020 International Conference on Environmental Systems were published from July 31, 2020. The technical papers were not presented in person due to the inability to hold the event as scheduled in Lisbon, Portugal because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides an overview of the Multiphase Flow Experiment for Suborbital Testing (MFEST) payload flown on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. The NASA Johnson Space Center, Crew and Thermal Systems Division had previously developed a Space Shuttle flight experiment to test the feasibility of a biological water processor for use in zero-gravity conditions, and demonstrate sustained operation of a two-phase flow system with a passive gas/liquid separator. The MFEST is a modification to the original payload (built in the 1990’s) specifically focused on the two-phase flow system and vortex separator operations for the challenging conditions of suborbital flight (i.e., launch, zero-g, and entry with high gravity levels). MFEST completed ground and parabolic flight testing prior to proceeding to two flights on SpaceShipTwo in December 2018 and February 2019. This paper provides a description of the overall project and a summary of significant results from the flight testing.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otherICES_2020_344
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/86465
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher2020 International Conference on Environmental Systems
dc.subjectMultiphase flow
dc.subjectSuborbital testing
dc.subjectWater processor
dc.titleFlight Results For The Multiphase Flow Experiment For Suborbital Testing Payload
dc.typePresentation

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