Research and Development Oil-sealed vacuum pumps and systems for research tasks under space conditions

Vacuum Systems for Low Gravitation Experiments


  • Simulation of weightlessness in a free drop tower with a drop capsule at pressures < 10-2 mbar
  • Microgravity experiments with a residual acceleration of 10-8 g

ZARM free drop tower, Bremen, Germany

  • Drop tower height: 145 m
  • Inside diameter: 3.5 m      
  • Vacuum chamber: 1700 m3 volume
  • Height of drop: 110 m
  • Drop time: 4.74 s      
  • Drop capsule up to 2 m in height
  • Capsule mass: approx. 300 kg