Microgravity Research for Versatile Investigations (MaRVIn) is an experiment processing system for operating scientific and commercial investigations in microgravity. Interchangeable experiment modules offer heating, cooling, internal fluids and chemicals management, power, data recording, telemetry and video utilities. Sample processing from sub-zero to over 1000°C is supported.

How it works

MaRVIn is designed to operate scientific and commercial investigations onboard the International Space Station (ISS) in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG), Life Science Glovebox (LSG), Expedite the Processing of Experiments in the Space Station (EXPRESS) Rack or the Maintenance Work Area (MWA).

MaRVIn provides a low cost, schedule friendly means to perform a variety of investigations in microgravity including:

  • Soldering and materials joining experiments
  • Material properties studies such as diffusion process characterizations
  • Molten materials properties and behavior characterization
  • Chemical reaction and fluids management studies

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