J.J.W.A. van Loon
- Hypergravity facilities in the ESA ground-based facility program: current research activities and future tasks
- Microgravity Science and Technology
- Volume | Issue number
- 28 | 3
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA)
Research on Artificial Gravity (AG) created by linear acceleration or centrifugation has a long history and could significantly contribute to realize long-term human spaceflight in the future. Employing centrifuges plays a prominent role in human physiology and gravitational biology. This article gives a short review about the background of Artificial Gravity with respect to hypergravity (including partial gravity) and provides information about actual ESA ground-based facilities for research on a variety of biosystems such as cells, plants, animals or, particularly, humans.
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