Foam Casting and Utilization in Space (FOCUS) - 01.09.14
Science Objectives for Everyone Foam Casting and Utilization in Space (FOCUS) is an industrial materials experiment to investigate foam formation and stability in microgravity.
Science Results for Everyone Information Pending
Sponsoring Space Agency
European Space Agency (ESA)
ISS Expedition Duration
October 2009 - March 2010
Previous ISS Missions
- Foam Casting and Utilization in Space (FOCUS) will demostrate a new technology to produce nanoparticle stabilized foams on the International Space Station.
- FOCUS will be performed in the Biological Laboratory (BioLab) of Columbus, to utilize the video camera. This investigation requires minimal crew time beyond activation and deactivation.
To demonstrate a new technology to produce nanoparticle stabilized foams under microgravity conditions. To collect scientific data on the evolution and stability of such foams under microgravity conditions. To develop a computation tools for ground-based applications.