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ZERO-G Research Programs
Affordable research in weightlessness is now available.  ZERO-G offers unprecedented access to space environments for advanced research at a price that will fit your budget. 
 
ZERO-G's Weightless Lab provides the much-needed opportunity for new technological advances in biomedical and pharmaceutical research, fluid and fundamental physics, materials science, aerospace engineering, space exploration hardware and human space habitation.
 
Already planning a suborbital or orbital scientific program? Previous research clients have reported that parabolic flight is a critical first step toward achieving their space research objectives. The ZERO-G Weightless Lab is available today as a way to conduct experiments or test equipment prior to spaceflight, to raise the probability that in space experiment will succeed or to remove risks of failure.
 
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 your program, submit a Test Data Summary of your proposed Weightless Lab research. Once approved, you then submit a ZERO-G Research Program Package. The full package will be reviewed by ZERO-G. Upon acceptance, ZERO-G will work with researchers to obtain proper FAA approvals for experiments. Following this thorough preparation period, first-time and seasoned experimenters complete a program that includes 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, flight bag, and in-flight socks
      Storage for take-off and landing: 15” L x 16” W x 21.5” H (25 lbs per section)
      10’ L x 10’ W in-flight test area (per research section)
      In-flight coach assistance
      HD video of flight
      Pre and post-flight refreshments
 
For clients requiring substantial test area, additional parabolas or other services may be available. Please contact Michelle Peters to initiate your customized program.
 
SAMPLE PROGRAM ITINERARY (TIMES ARE TENTATIVE)
 
Day 1: Test Readiness Review                                               
  • 8:00am:    Arrive
  • 8:30am:    Mission Briefing
  • 9:15am:    Experiment set-up
  • 9:30am:    Test Readiness Review (TRR)
  • 12:00pm:  Finalize TRR
  • 2:00pm:    Load experiments on G-FORCE ONE    
  • 5:00pm:    Complete experiment loading
Day 2: Flight Day
  • 8:00am:     Check-in
  • 9:00am:     Security Check & Boarding
  • 10:00am:   ZERO-G Weightless Lab Flight
  • 12:30pm:   Re-Gravitation Celebration; Unload Experiments

Day 3: Flight Day (double flights only)

  • 8:00am:    Check-in
  • 9:00am:    Security Check & Boarding
  • 10:00am:  ZERO-G Weightless Lab Flight
  • 12:30pm:  Re-gravitation Celebration; Unload Experiments
   
2019 WEIGHTLESS LAB SCHEDULE (30 PARABOLAS PER FLIGHT DAY in sets of 10)
 
March 25 (Orient/TRR), 26 (loading), 27 (first flight), 28 (second flight), 29 (third flight), 30 (fourth flight) 2019
 
November 17 (Orient/TRR), 18 (loading), 19 (first flight), 20 (second flight), 21 (third flight), 22 (fourth flight) 2019
 
 
2019 ZERO-G WEIGHTLESS LAB PRICING
 
Single Flight: one reduced gravity flight consisting of Martian parabolas, Lunar parabolas and zero gravity parabolas.
 
Individual Seats (hand-held / free-float equipment only)
$7,150 + 5% tax
 
One Section (approximately 10' by 10'): 5 ppl max
$38,500 + 5% tax
 
 
Double Flight: Two reduced gravity flights operated on two consecutive days, each consisting of Martian parabolas, Lunar parabolas 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)
$14,300 + 5% tax
 
One Section (approximately 10' by 10'): 5 ppl max
$77,000 + 5% tax
 
 
Three Flights:  (10% discount) Three reduced gravity flights operated on three consecutive days, each consisting of Martian parabolas, Lunar parabolas and zero gravity parabolas. Allows researchers to evaluate experiments and make minor adjustments between flights.
 
Individual Seats (hand-held / free-float equipment only)
$19,305 + 5% tax
 
One Section (approximately 10' by 10'): 5 ppl max
$104,000 + 5% tax
 
 
Four Flights:  (15% discount) Four reduced gravity flights operated on four consecutive days, each consisting of Martian parabolas, Lunar parabolas and zero gravity parabolas. Allows researchers to evaluate experiments and make minor adjustments between flights.
 
Individual Seats (hand-held / free-float equipment only)
$24,310 + 5% tax
 
One Section (approximately 10' by 10'): 5 ppl max
$131,000 + 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 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.

  • NEW - Lease ZERO-G glove boxes or base plates for your research flight.  Email for pricing.

 

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To begin the proposal process and request a copy of ZERO-G’s Research Program Package, contact Michelle Peters.
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 - Inflight
(321) 482-2964