January 16, 2023

Acquiring RPM

We are excited to announce that yuri has acquired the Random Positioning Machine (RPM) business from Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands B.V. The RPM is a microgravity simulation device that enables research into the effects of low or reduced gravity on biological organisms, such as plants and humans. With more than 20 years of proven success and over 60 research groups using the RPM around the globe, including NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), it is a valuable asset for yuri as we continue to be the global category leader for space biotech.

As a one-stop-shop for microgravity services for any industry, yuri has the experience and expertise to sustain the reputation and standing that Airbus has built for the RPM over the years. Our team has worked on 11 successful International Space Station (ISS) missions and various microgravity payloads, rovers, and robots, giving us over 30 years of experience in this field.

The RPM is used as a simulation platform for micro- and partial gravity experiments, as well as for the preparation and post-flight analysis of experiments on the ISS. It has a compact design that supports experiments in incubators, allowing for the control of temperature, CO2, and relative humidity, and it can also be used in radiation facilities. With the ability to simulate gravity levels between 10^-3 g and 0.9 g, it is suitable for a wide range of research and commercial applications.

Some key features of the RPM include:

  • PC and software for operating the RPM and monitoring its parameters, such as average g-level
  • Unique and proven path algorithms with protection against pole bias
  • Integrated power and communication interfaces

We believe that the RPM will be in great hands at yuri, as we have been founded with the mission to enable and expand research and commercial applications in microgravity. We are excited to continue offering the RPM to our customers and to support the important work being done in microgravity research.

If you have any questions about the RPM or any of our other microgravity services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your research goals.

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