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Researchers and students in the Graphene Flagship are preparing for two exciting experiments in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) to test the viability of graphene for space applications. Both experiments launched in November 2017; testing graphene in zero-gravity conditions to determine its potential in space applications including light propulsion and thermal management.

Graphene Flagship researchers will experience weightlessness onboard a zero-gravity parabolic flight while they perform an experiment to test graphene-based thermal management devices for use in satellites.
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A team of students working at Delft Technical University (TU Delft), the Netherlands are preparing an experiment to test graphene in space-like microgravity, for potential future use as a light sail in space-craft propulsion.
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