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New addition to the Erasmus User Centre: the drop tower demonstrator
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- Title New addition to the Erasmus User Centre: the drop tower demonstrator
- Released 04/11/2004 10:54 am
- Copyright ESA
The newly installed drop tower demonstrator in the Erasmus User Centre at ESA's research and technology centre, ESTEC, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, was used for the first time in a short inauguration ceremony on 29 October 2004. The tower stretches over the full height of the three-storey building, providing a thirteen metre vertical drop - just under 1.5 seconds of weightlessness.
The demonstrator is intended to promote the use of the full-sized drop tower facility at the ZARM scientific institute in Bremen, Germany.