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Operations of the Electromagnetic Levitator: From Spacelab to the ISS

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Built as a multi-user payload for the International Space Station, the ESA/DLR electromagnetic levitation facility EML provides access to the investigation of solidification phenomena of metallic melts and precise measurement of thermophysical properties of the liquid. The Microgravity User Support Center of DLR, MUSC, is entrusted with the preparation and conduction of the experiments performed in EML on behalf of ESA and the scientific community. Payload operation in Human Spaceflights supports remote experiment execution from ground and is a key element for successful in-orbit experiment performance. This chapter highlights aspects of payload and experiment operations customised for the EML apparatus.

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Willnecker, R., Diefenbach, A. (2022). Operations of the Electromagnetic Levitator: From Spacelab to the ISS. In: Fecht, HJ., Mohr, M. (eds) Metallurgy in Space . The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89784-0_4

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