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Volume 249, 2021Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Environmental Granular Processes|
|Published online||07 June 2021|
Experiments on rebounding slow impacts under asteroid conditions
Experimentelle Astrophysik, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Lotharstr. 1-21, 47057 Duisburg, Germany
2 Dept. of Physics, 2401 Stinson Drive, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
3 DLR, Institut für Materialpyhsik im Weltraum, Linder Höhe, 51147 Cologne, Germany
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Published online: 7 June 2021
We present a newly developed experiment for the examination of low-speed impacts under asteroid conditions. More specifically, our experimental setup enables us to simulate a very clean milligravity environment under vacuum, in which projectiles are shot at a granular bed at several cm/s. This granular bed consists of irregularly formed basalt particles with different size distributions. The experiment is carried out in the Bremen drop tower in its catapult mode, granting more than 9 s microgravity. Here, we discuss the setup and assess its performance.
A video is available at https://doi.org/10.48448/zzjt-j675
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