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Update regarding the 2nd and 3rd day of the 67th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign

 The flight lasts 3 hours total, comprising 31 parabolas.
CEM flyers:
Dr. Daniele Mangini – Research fellow
Mr Marco Bernagozzi – Research officer
Mr Luca Pietrasanta – PhD student
DAY 3 
CEM flyers:
Mr Marco Bernagozzi – Research officer
Dr. Daniele Mangini – Research fellow
For more photos and videos visit Image Gallery and Video Gallery.
 You can follow the aircraft on filtering for the aircraft registration F-WNOV
Pictures, videos and other information about this campaign can be also found:

67th and 68th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaigns

Our modular experimental rack is ready for the upcoming 67th and 68th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaigns. Two different PHP Configurations, a single loop PHP and our Space PHP configuration are going to be thermally characterized during microgravity and hyper gravity slots. Synchronized high speed and IR imaging is going to be utilized in addition to the thermal characterization measurements in both cases. The rack and both experiments have passed the technical inspection from Novespace and all equipment have been loaded to a van and are currently travelling to Bordeaux for the final before flight arrangements.

Our modular rack can be seen in the back, loaded with the space PHP configuration in the Multiphase Thermofluids Laboratory in the Advanced Engineering Centre of University of Brighton. The Single loop PHP experimental cell can be seen in the front, placed on a table (Fig. 1).

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View of the in-flight configuration of the modular rack, loaded with the Space PHP experimental cell (Figs. 2 and 3).

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Loading the rack and additional equipment to a van in order to start our new microgravity experience  (Figs. 4, 5 and 6).

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Stay tuned for more updates during and after the completion of the two parabolic flight campains.

British Science Festival

The event took place at Brighton Palace Pier on Friday 8th of September 2017. The research team of HyHP engage the crowds and discuss with individuals the particulars of their research, microgravity thermofluids (at a level suitable for general public) and inspire the visitors to experience the same as astronauts or PFC experimenters (albeit at different levels of duration and g values) in the roller coaster and discuss afterwards with the “crew” about their experience. So, it was all about inspiration and fun.

The 66th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign starts.


Monday 8th of May. The new experimental rack, built at the University of Brighton for 0 g missions, is travelling now to Bordeaux for the  ESA 66th Parabolic Flight Campaign with two staff on board and two technicians.

This is the first UoB mission in microgravity with our own modular rack!

Photographs of the mission’s preparation can be found: ‎

You can also visit the youtube channel of the Project:


and Facebook pages of Prof. Marengo:

Moreover we are going to prepare a media coverage during the flight week from 16th May.

Keep tuned!


Kick-off Meeting on 4th of April 2017

The kick-off meeting of the EPSRC HyHP Research Project will be held in Brighton (room 808 in Cockcroft Building, Moulscoomb Campus). It will be an interaction between the academic and the industrial partners that support the Project. The Principal Investigator of the Project, Prof. Marco Marengo, will initially present the Objectives, the Working Plan and the Deliverables of the EPSRC HyHP Research Project. Presentations about the state-of-the-art of the three main brunches of the HyHP Project will also take place by Dr Mauro Mameli, specialist in pulsating heat pipes,  Dr Daniele Mangini and Dr Anastasios Georgoulas, who is Co-investigator of the Project. Finally, the participants will also talk about the Project’s Timetable, the Applications and the Industrial Involvement and the Dissemination of the Project to the Public.

The agenda of the Kick-off meeting: The agenda-1ae21gp