ZERO-G Research Programs

ZERO-G’s Weightless Lab research program provides unprecedented access to space environments so clients may achieve technological advances in biomedical and pharmaceutical research, fluid and fundamental physics, materials science, aerospace engineering, space exploration hardware and human space habitation, at a price that will fit any budget.

Already planning a suborbital, or orbital, or deep space scientific program? Clients reported that parabolic flight is a critical first step toward achieving their space research objectives and raising test readiness levels to better ensure experiments will succeed.

Available for qualifying experiments, ZERO-G encourages projects from universities, corporations, government and individuals alike seeking to conduct serious investigations in Martian, Lunar, zero and hyper gravity environments.

APPLYING FOR THE ZERO-G WEIGHTLESS LAB

To start, submit a Test Data Summary of your proposed research. Once approved, submit a ZERO-G Research Program Package (RPP).Upon acceptance, ZERO-G works with researchers to obtain proper FAA approvals for. Following this thorough preparation period, first-time and seasoned experimenters arrive on site at the designated location for a test readiness review (TRR) on Day 1 and the ZERO-G Weightless Lab flights on days that follow.

ZERO-G WEIGHTLESS LAB INCLUSIONS

ZERO-G is offers access to a proven platform and environment for experiments. The ZERO-G Weightless Lab includes:

  • ZERO-G Research staff assistance for planning, engineering, and review phases
  • FAA Equipment review and approval
  • Test Readiness Review – Day 1
  • Weightless Flight(s) – minimum 25 parabolas per flight – Days 2 – 4 as requested
  • Personal flight suit, and other ZERO-G gear
  • Storage for take-off and landing
  • Appropriate in-flight test area
  • In-flight coach assistance
  • Photos and video of flight
  • Pre and post-flight catering

Customized programs such as research charters in requested cities are available. Contact Michelle Peters for pricing.

SAMPLE ITINERARY (TIMES ARE TENTATIVE)

Day 1: Ground Preparation 

  • 8:00am:    Arrive
  • 8:30am:    Mission Briefing/Test Readiness Review (TRR)
  • 1:00pm:    Load experiments on G-FORCE ONE®
  • 5:00pm:    Complete experiment loading

Day 2 – 4: Flight Days

  • 8:00am:     Check-in / Flight Friendly Breakfast
  • 9:00am:     Security Check & Boarding
  • 11:00am:   ZERO-G Weightless Lab Flight
  • 1:30pm:     Re-Gravitation Celebration; Unload Experiments

2020 WEIGHTLESS LAB SCHEDULE 

November 14 – 20, 2020

2020 – 2021 ZERO-G WEIGHTLESS LAB PRICING

Single Flight: one reduced gravity flight consisting of Martian, Lunar, and zero gravity parabolas.

Individual Seats (hand-held / free-float equipment only)

$7,865 + 5% tax

One Section (approximately 10′ by 10′): 5 ppl max

$42,350 + 5% tax

Double Flight: Two reduced gravity flights operated on two consecutive days, each consisting of Martian, Lunar, and zero gravity parabolas. Allows researchers to evaluate experiments and make minor adjustments before a second flight.

Individual Seats (hand-held / free-float equipment only)

$15,730 + 5% tax

One Section (approximately 10′ by 10′): 5 ppl max

$84,700 + 5% tax

Three Flights:  (10% discount) Three reduced gravity flights operated on three consecutive days, each consisting of Martian, Lunar, and zero gravity parabolas. Allows researchers to evaluate experiments and make minor adjustments between flights.

Individual Seats (hand-held / free-float equipment only)

$21,235.50 + 5% tax

One Section (approximately 10′ by 10′): 5 ppl max

$114,400 + 5% tax

Four Flights:  (15% discount) Four reduced gravity flights operated on four consecutive days, each consisting of Martian, Lunar, and zero gravity parabolas. Allows researchers to evaluate experiments and make minor adjustments between flights.

Individual Seats (hand-held / free-float equipment only)

$26,741 + 5% tax

One Section (approximately 10′ by 10′): 5 ppl max

$144,100 + 5% tax

*If the FAA determines that an experiment requires more than the requested floor space or full review, an additional fee may be incurred.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • ZERO-G has qualified and trained staff experienced with performing research in parabolic flight. Several members of ZERO-G’s trained staff hold degrees and work in the fields of medicine, engineering, chemistry, physics, aerospace, and more. Hire a trained ZERO-G staff member to assist you with your parabolic flight research.
  • Sponsor branding packages are available upon request.
  • Lease ZERO-G glove boxes or base plates for your research flight.  Email for pricing.

NEXT STEP

To begin the proposal process and request a copy of ZERO-G’s Research Program Package, contact Michelle Peters.

To begin the proposal process, submit a Test Data Summary of your proposed research to Michelle Peters at Michelle@GoZeroG.com

PAST CLIENTS

  • Altius, Inc.
  • Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Bionetics
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carthage College
  • College of Holy Cross
  • Crazy Legs Productions
  • Crow Industries
  • CU Aerospace/Univ of Illinois
  • Dynamac
  • Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
  • Force Equals Mass Times Acceleration, Inc.
  • Gadsden State Community College
  • Harvard University
  • InnovaPrep
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Lab
  • Korea Aerospace Research Institute/Chosun University
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Media Lab
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Noninvasive Medical Technologies, Inc.
  • North Carolina State University – EMPANADA
  • North Carolina State University – BLAST LAB
  • NovaWurks, Inc.
  • Orbital Medicine
  • Purdue University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic
  • Robert Woodhead, Individual Researcher
  • SETG
  • Sczepaniak Health
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Space Florida
  • Techshot, Inc.
  • TEKNA-THEOS Inc.
  • Tethers Unlimited
  • TAMU Construction Sciences
  • UCF, Aerospace Department
  • UCF, Microgravity Laboratory
  • UCF, Physics Department
  • UMPQUA
  • University of Basel in Switzerland
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maryland
  • University of South Florida
  • USAFA
  • Vostok – Saber Astronautics/4 Pines Brewing Joint Venture
  • West Virginia University
  • Wisconsin Space Grant Consortia
  • Xploration Outer Space
  • ZIN Technologies

CONTACT INFORMATION

Michelle Peters

Director, Research & Education

(703) 894-2188 Ext. 5

michelle@gozerog.com

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