Projects @ Bremen Drop Tower

The question of the origin of life in our universe is closely connected to the formation of planets. At the drop tower scientists investigate the fundamental growth of young planets from dust particles. more...

How does a biological organism respond to an environment of weightlessness? - Biology experiments performed i.a. with freely falling roots at the drop tower give adequate answers. more...

Life on Earth originated from amino acids!? - Drop tower tests for the Miller-Urey experiment in space. more...

An efficient combustion with the lowest possible emissivity is essential for future engine developments. Combustion research at the drop tower provides new measurement and diagnostic tools in order to support numerical simulations. more...

Your opportunity to conduct your own scientific experiment in microgravity conditions as part of your Bachelor's, Master's and/or PhD thesis by participating in a Drop Tower Experiment Series (DropTES) at the Bremen Drop Tower organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. more...

Your opportunity to conduct your own scientific experiment in microgravity conditions as part of your Bachelor's, Master's and/or PhD thesis by participating in the Drop Your Thesis! - Program at the Bremen Drop Tower organized by the ESA Education Office.more...

How can a spacecraft tank supply gas-free propellant without the supporting effect of weightlessness? Only one of many questions that fluid dynamics experiments at the drop tower are expected to resolve. more...

Is Einstein right? - Microgravity experiments allow accurate investigations of relativistic effects and quantum-physical phenomena. For instance, at the Bremen Drop Tower the world-wide first Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC) in weightlessness could be realized - an ensemble of coldest atoms, which can be used for high-precision measurements. more...

Material and technology tests are important for fail-safely space-based operations. Thus, pretesting of hardware under appropriate environmental conditions is required. Furthermore, weightlessness provides an ideal basis to fundamentally investigate material properties and behaviors.more...

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