General constraints: The flight plan includes 6 parabolas, each consisting of 20 seconds of reduced gravity. There will be up to three (3) minutes of level flight time between consecutive parabolas, which could be used for setting up experimental procedures by Payload Specialists onboard. Special requirements such as biological lab space, clean rooms, etc. will not be available. It is the team’s responsibility to supply any specialty tools or equipment required for their experiments.
Human factor experiments, the following guidelines should be followed:
For payload experiments requiring pieces of equipment, the following guidelines should be followed:
Experimental payloads may be designed and built to investigate phenomena in biology, physics, materials science, engineering, or other fields of inquiry.
TEDP: Test Equipment Data Package – a document that describes the experimental objectives, hardware, operating procedures, safety checks, and handling/installation instructions.
NRC FRL: National Research Council’s Flight Research Laboratory
FRR: A one-on-one session with the flight engineers, technicians and Scientist-Astronauts to describe the experiment in detail and to demonstrate how the experiment will be performed.
Integration: The process of installing the experiment, e.g. bolting hardware to the aircraft, connecting power cables, etc.
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