Tests in microgravity conditions
Microgravity is a state of space in which gravitational acceleration is significantly reduced or completely eliminated, while the gravitational force itself still exists – a so-called state of weightlessness is created.
One method of creating a microgravity environment is suborbital flight aboard a rocket. The rocket, being at a significant altitude, which is not affected by aerodynamic forces and has its propulsion system turned off, experiences free fall, as a result of which the rocket’s payload is subjected to microgravity.
Microgravity aboard suborbital rockets can be used to precisely measure the thermophysical properties of liquid metals or to study the response of living organisms to gravitational stimuli.
Tests in microgravity conditions– testing capabilities
With the ILR-33 BURSZTYN 2K rocket, a cost-effective, scalable and environmentally friendly design, we have the ability to efficiently experiment in microgravity and probe the atmosphere. The ILR-33 BURSZTYN 2K rocket is used during flight as a suborbital test platform, capable of providing up to 150 seconds of microgravity conditions for a 10 kg payload. The payload compartment can be adapted to the Customer’s requirements, providing the best possible test conditions.
Technical parameters of the ILR-33 BURSZTYN 2K rocket
Main stage diameter
Maximum gravity load
Duration of microgravity (10-3 g, 5 kg)
2 x 16 000 N
Hybrid rocket engine
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), concentration 98%+