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gradient heating furnace [1 record]

Record 1 2001-10-19


Subject field(s)
  • Orbital Stations
  • Research Experiments in Space

The Gradient Heating Furnace (GHF) ... is allocated the entire resources of the Materials Science Rack I. [It] consists of the Material Processing Unit and the Sample Cartridge Automatic Exchange Mechanism. The Material Processing Unit is a zone-type 1600°C (2912°F) furnace with vacuum capabilities that accepts cartridge-type sample. In order to conserve crew resources on orbit, the sample cartridge is automatically exchanged by the Sample Cartridge Automatic Exchange Mechanism.


gradient heating furnace; GHF: term and abbreviation officially approved by the International Space Station official approval Group (ISSOAG).

Key term(s)
  • gradient heating furnace
  • gradient-heating facility


  • Stations orbitales
  • Travaux de recherche dans l'espace

four à gradient; GHF : terme et abréviation uniformisés par le Groupe de travail de la terminologie de la Station spatiale internationale (GTTSSI).


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