The Spaceport Sweden and QinetiQ spaceflight preparation program at the Flight Physiological Centre (FPC) in Linköping is soon ready for launch. Earlier in the week we went through a dry-run together with QinetiQ trying out the unique G profiles generated by future commercial space vehicles in the Dynamic Flight Simulator (DFS).
Spaceport Sweden is establishing commercial human spaceflights and Europe’s gateway to space and together with QinetiQ we are devloping a world-class spaceflight preparation program where future space travelers will emerge prepared, confident and relaxed, ready to maximise their journey to space.
The DFS in Linköping is one of the world’s most advanced flight simulators, combining a man-rated, long-arm centrifuge and flight simulator. The DFS provides a safe and highly controllable environment in which future astronauts can experience the sustained periods of increased acceleration present during launch and re-entry and allows for the precise re-creation of the complex and unique ‘G’ profiles generated by future commercial space vehicles.