Detail View: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Collection: Skylab M512 Materials Processing Facility (MPF) with the M518 Multipurpose Electric Facility (MEF)

Name of Image: 
Skylab M512 Materials Processing Facility (MPF) with the M518 Multipurpose Electric Facility (MEF)
Full Description: 
The M512 Materials Processing Facility (MPF) with the M518 Multipurpose Electric Facility (MEF) tested and demonstrated a facility approach for materials process experimentation in space. It also provided a basic apparatus and a common interface for a group of metallic and nonmetallic materials experiments. The MPF consisted of a vacuum work chamber and associated mechanical and electrical controls. The M518 Multipurpose Electric Furnace (MEF) was an electric furnace system in which solidification, crystal growth, and other experiments involving phase changes were performed.
Date of Image: 
2004-04-15
Category: 
Microgravity
(MRPO) MRD-SPD Discipline(s): 
Materials Science
(MRPO) Subject Type: 
Hardware
term: 
Materials Processing Facility
facet_what: 
MPF
facet_where: 
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Reference Number: 
MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
MIX #: 
9000002
NIX #: 
MSFC-9000002
MSFC Negative Number: 
9000002
UID: 
SPD-MARSH-9000002
original url: 
http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=81