|Title:||Internship report for the six month placement in the European Astronaut Center|
|Authors:||Eoin Tuohy, Author|
|Material Type:||ISU internship report|
|Publisher:||Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2019|
|Size:||1 electronic resource (viii, 54 p.) / col. ill.|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references|
The internship was completed as part of the Spaceship EAC team. A total of four main projects undertaken in parallel.
The first was a research project examining the by-products of oxygen extraction from regolith by means of PVD. A number of experiments were conducted. There were challenges with the materials in the equipment that prevented the samples from being produced.
The second project looked at the phenomenon of the Marangoni effect. Lunar regolith simulant showed some interesting characteristics when heated in vacuum conditions. The surface tension gradient between the simulant and the surrounding crucible allowed the simulant to climb up the walls of the crucible. This coating effect was explored and its driving factors examined.
The third was examining the effects of an electrostatic wave on lunar dust particles. Experimental equipment was designed and tested to see what variables most affect the movement of particles with electrostatics. Potential future applications are discussed.
Finally, an overview is given of a project to send a telemedicine diagnostics device called Tempus to Antarctica. The background of the project is explained and the work undertaken is described, along with projections for the future of the project.
|ISU program :||Master of Space Studies|
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