Ten years ago, when the European Columbus laboratory module was installed on the ISS for research in microgravity conditions, the Large Diameter Centrifuge was activated for hypergravity experiments.
The principle is simple: an 8-meter centrifuge with four arms rotates at a speed of up to 67 revolutions per minute. This forms a volume of up to 20 times normal earth gravity for weeks or months at a time.
The use of centrifuges was supported by the Dutch government. Over the past decade, scientists from all over the world have come here, as well as experimental students. January 25 will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the design.