Space Product Development Weekly Highlights - January 22, 2003

Status Report From: NASA Space Product Development
Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Center for Commercial Applications of Combustion in Space (CCACS) - Water Mist Experiment on STS-107:
The CCACS Water Mist Fire Suppression Experiment was launched last Thursday aboard STS-107. The experiment will be conducted in the Combustion Module CM-2, which was developed at Glenn Research Center. The Water Mist research team is under the direction of Tom McKinnon and Angel Abbud-Madrid at CCACS, and includes industrial partners Microcool Division of Nortec Industries and Fogco. Water Mist has potential applications in buildings, ships, aircraft and spacecraft. This is the first shuttle experiment for CCACS and the first for the Colorado School of Mines.

Second Commercial Hardware Developers' Meeting:
The second Commercial Flight Hardware Developers’ Working Group (CFHWDWG) meeting has been scheduled for March 5, 2003. The meeting will be hosted at the University of Houston by the Texas Center for Superconductivity and Advanced Materials (TcSAM) Commercial Space Center. Agenda items will likely include presentations by the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering and by Guigne’ Technologies on techniques, processes, difficulties and solutions from their experiences, and two presentations by Jim Atherton/bd Systems on a draft generic quality plan to be available to the CSCs and on possible use of the MSFC Virtual Research Center for CSC data sharing and communications.

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