The Bremen Drop Tower

9.3 SECONDS OF WEIGHTLESSNESS

ONE MILLIONTH OF EARTH'S GRAVITY

THREE TIMES A DAY - REAL MICROGRAVITY

With a height of 146 meters the Bremen Drop Tower is the main laboratory of ZARM and the only laboratory of this kind in Europe. It daily offers the most economic opportunity for short-term experiments under highest-quality conditions of weightlessness (10-6 g). Since the implementation of the catapult system, a construction developed by ZARM engineers, the experiment duration has been extended to 9.3 seconds - unmatched by any other drop facility worldwide.

Due to its excellent microgravity conditions the Bremen Drop Tower has received considerable international attention and is well occupied. Scientists from all over the world come to Bremen in order to experiment on different research fields like astrophysics, biology, chemistry, combustion, fluid dynamics, fundamental physics and materials sciences as well as conduct technology tests preparing and qualifying hardware for future space missions.

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Weightless* in Bremen: Germany's anti-gravity machine - Video published by The Guardian (click to watch).
Schwerelos im All und auf der Erde - Reportage von N24 Zeitreise mit Stefan Aust (zum Ansehen anklicken).
Interested in Drop Tower Experiments - The ZARM Drop Tower Bremen User Manual (click to read).
Brochure about the Bremen Drop Tower (click to read).
Broschüre über den Fallturm Bremen (zum Lesen anklicken).
Jubiläumsbroschüre des ZARM (zum Lesen anklicken) / Anniversary Brochure of ZARM (click to read).