Chapter 1. The Gravity Environment in Space Experiments

  1. Dr.rer.nat. Enno Brinckmann Senior Biologist2,3
  1. Jack J. W. A. van Loon

Published Online: 18 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617005.ch1

Biology in Space and Life on Earth: Effects of Spaceflight on Biological Systems

Biology in Space and Life on Earth: Effects of Spaceflight on Biological Systems

How to Cite

van Loon, J. J. W. A. (2007) The Gravity Environment in Space Experiments, in Biology in Space and Life on Earth: Effects of Spaceflight on Biological Systems (ed E. Brinckmann), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617005.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    ESA/HME-GPL, ESTEC, Postbus 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands

  2. 3

    ESA (retired), Eschenweg 16, 26789 Leer, Germany

Author Information

  1. DESC (Dutch Experiment Support Center), ACTA-Free University, Department Oral Biology, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406685

Online ISBN: 9783527617005

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Keywords:

  • biology;
  • space;
  • life on earth;
  • gravity environment;
  • space experiments;
  • small objects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Gravity Research

    • Principle of Equivalence

    • Microgravity

    • Artificial Gravity

  • Gravity Phenomena on Small Objects

    • Sedimentation

    • Hydrostatic Pressure

    • Diffusion

    • Convection

    • Diffusion/Convection

    • Buoyancy

    • Coriolis Acceleration