Three decades of Space Activities at the Instituto Universitario de Microgravedad "Ignacio Da Riva" / Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (IDR/UPM) en History of Rocketry and Astronautics

Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro and Meseguer Ruiz, José (2006). Three decades of Space Activities at the Instituto Universitario de Microgravedad "Ignacio Da Riva" / Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (IDR/UPM) en History of Rocketry and Astronautics. In: "Fortieth History Symposium of the International Academy of Astronautics", 02/10/2006 - 06/10/2006, Valencia, España. ISBN 978-0-87703-579-4. pp. 1-13.

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Title: Three decades of Space Activities at the Instituto Universitario de Microgravedad "Ignacio Da Riva" / Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (IDR/UPM) en History of Rocketry and Astronautics
Author/s:
  • Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
  • Meseguer Ruiz, José
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Fortieth History Symposium of the International Academy of Astronautics
Event Dates: 02/10/2006 - 06/10/2006
Event Location: Valencia, España
Title of Book: Proceedings of the fortieth History Symposium of the International Academy of Astronautics
Date: 2 October 2006
ISBN: 978-0-87703-579-4
Volume: Volume
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Vehículos Aeroespaciales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Strictly speaking, space related activities at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos (ETSIA) begun in 1973, when Prof. Ignacio Da Riva got a contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to compile a handbook on spacecraft thermal control. By the same time, ESA issued an announcement of opportunities offering to the European scientific community the possibility of perform microgravity relevant experiments on board space platform like the European orbital laboratory Spacelab. Prof. Da Riva proposed one of the few selected experiments dealing with fluid physics under microgravity conditions, later flown on Spacelab-1 mission in 1983. These two events were the starting point where Prof. Da Riva, full professor of Aerodynamics at ETSIA, nucleated a small group of young professors and students located at the Laboratorio de Aerodinámica y Mecánica de Fluidos (LAMF) of ETSIA. Such group was leaded by Prof. Da Riva since its creation till 1991, when Prof. Da Riva died, and it was the seed of the more recently created research institute for aerospace science and technology named "Ignacio Da Riva" (IDR) in his honour. In this communication space related activities performed either at LAMF or IDR during the last three decades are briefly described.

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Item ID: 19777
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/19777/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:19777
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 May 2014 15:38
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 21:11
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