Due to ambitious students from University of Bremen (Germany) and their Fire Safety Research Experiment, ThermalCapture also made it to space for special researches. The whole experiment is based on the German-Swedish student programme REXUS/BEXUS. The REXUS/BEXUS programme is organized in cooperation between the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) and the European Space Agency (ESA).
The goal of this experiment is to test surface structured PMMA samples and those with different core materials in microgravity and compare the results to terrestrial findings. In order to enable it, a module is designed containing compressed air bottles, combustion chambers and an IR-Camera amongst others. The recordings will be stored on a flashdrive for post flight analysis. The objective is to validate how the terrestrial investigations (1g) differ from those in microgravity (0g).
Video of rocket launch
The video shows the rocket launch in March 2016 up in Sweden.
Thermal data, stored in space with ThermalCapture
The videos show the flame and its behaviour up in space. Its thermal data were stored with the help of ThermalCapture. The gained information are now part of three Master Thesis, written by the research team.