COMPACT, a COMplex PlAsma faCiliTy, represents the most recent, state of the art concept of a multi-particle experiment facility for the ISS. Development of COMPACT is a joint international effort.


The SDT hosted the  1st Science Definition Workshop for this next-generation facility January 2021.

SDT Membership

The current Science Definition Team for COMPACT consists of international, interdisciplinary experts in dusty plasma physics.

Germany: Hubertus Thomas*, Christina Knapek, Andre Melzer, Markus Thoma
USA: Uwe Konopka, Adrienne Dove, John Goree
Russia: Andrey Lipaev, Alexander Usachev
Canada: Lenaic Couedel
Sweden: Svetlana Ratynskaia

*SDT Lead

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