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By D. J. Shapland, G. Giampalmo (auth.), Pier Luigi Bernacca, Remo Ruffini (eds.)

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In a similar vein, NASA lS developing its Minilab, which is conceived for the investigation of biological activities in space. with Material Sciences we come to the borderline with application. There is still a great deal of basic and applied research to be performed before new products can be currently produced. The O-g environment will allow the study of the laws and the effects of the extremely weak forces that govern the formation of composite materials, the investigation of the growth of homogeneous single crystals, the behaviour of fluids in a weightless environment with the alm of understanding the basic processes in a liquid melt.

J. SHAPLAND AND G. GIAMPALMO 50 References Space Shuttle System Payload Accommodation Handbook~ Volume XIV, Revision D of Level II Program Definition and Requirements, NASA/JSC/07700, November 1975. Space Transportation System User Handbook~ Spacelab Payload Accommodation Handbook SLP/2104, Issue 1, July 1978. NASA HQ, June 1977. (SPAH)~ ESA Report, Report on Long-Term Planning~ Astrophysics Working Group, ESA/ASTRO(76)13, August 1976. An Approach to Long-Range Planning~ Solar System Working Group, 1980-1990, ESA/SOL(76)9, September 1976.

Both Engineering Model (EM) and Flight Unit (FU) have reached an advanced stage of integration and test. Fig. 56 shows the EM (left) Figure 56. Engineering Model and Flight Unit of Spacelab undergoing Tests in the Integration Hall at Bremen 48 D. J. SHAPLAND AND G. GIAMPALMO and FU (right) in the Integration Hall at Bremen. The EM is covered with thermal protection material. Its delivery to NASA is scheduled for late 1979 and some of the pallets will be used in the orbital test flights of the Shuttle.

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