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Fruit Fly Student Experiment Connects Four Organizations to Foster Young Scientists

FRUIT FLY STUDENT EXPERIMENT ON ITS WAY TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION CONNECTS FOUR ORGANIZATIONS TO FOSTER YOUNG SCIENTISTS
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 22, 2014 — Since its inception in November 2011, a student experiment called the Ames student Fruit fly Experiment (AFEx) was successfully launched on SpaceX-4 Dragon from Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

The student…

Protein Crystal Growth, Fruit Flies & Biology: NanoRacks to Launch Six Payloads on SpaceX-4

James Miller and Carl Carruthers of NanoRacks work on Module 28 HFIT

Cape Canaveral, FL- September 16, 2014—NanoRacks is hosting six payloads on the upcoming SpaceX Commercial Resupply-4 mission (CRS-4) that is set to launch September 20 at 2:16 a.m. (EDT) from Kennedy Space Center.

These payloads, to be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS), come from customers such as NASA Ames Research Center, Space Florida, the Limerick Institute of…

Update #3 On NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Anomaly

Update 3 on CubeSat Deployer Anomaly

NanoRacks is pleased to announce that the deployers and CubeSats have been safely brought back inside the ISS.

At the same time, we continue to aggressively support NASA and JAXA activities to complete the NRCSD on-orbit anomaly fault tree analysis.

We again thank everyone at NASA Marshall Space Center, NASA Johnson Space Center and JAXA for their continued commitment to identify the root…

Update on NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Anomaly Review

Update on CubeSat Deployer Anomaly Review

The investigation of the anomalies on the CubeSat deployers continues and has three main components:

To understand the root cause of the behavior of the deployers
To put corrective actions into place
To plan a resumption in CubeSat deployments

We believe we are making progress in understanding the root cause of the anomalies. The team of NanoRacks and the CubeSat deployer…

NanoRacks Examining CubeSat Deployment Anomalies

View of NanoRacks CubeSat Deployment from inside the International Space Station

Houston, TX – September 3, 2014 – We are continuing our analysis into the non-performing CubeSat Deployers onboard the International Space Station (ISS).

We are proceeding with two simultaneous paths. First, we will continue to try and deploy satellites currently poised for deployment on the ISS. Secondly, we are sending up a new command box up to ISS. Based on lessons learned, we believ…

NanoRacks to Team with SSL for Potential Contract Awards Under the U.S. Air Force Hosted Payload Solutions Program (HoPs)

Washington, D.C.—July 22, 2014 –The United States Air Force has awarded a five year IDIQ contract opportunity to SSL under the Hosted Payload Solutions Program (HoPs) in order to facilitate the placement of payloads designed for Geostationary (GEO) and Low-Earth (LEO) orbit.

NanoRacks is pleased to be one of the SSL LEO team services providers, utilizing its External Payload Platform as a…

UrtheCast & NanoRacks To Install Earth Observation Cameras On NASA Segment Of Space Station

UrtheCast & NanoRacks To Install Earth Observation Cameras On ISS

VANCOUVER, JULY 16 2014 – UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) (“UrtheCast” or “theCompany”) is very pleased to announce that pursuant to its agreement with NanoRacks, LLC it plans to dramatically expand its Earth Observation data stream by operating state-of-the-art sensors on the NASA segment of the International Space Station (ISS).

The installation of the sensors further enhances…

Orbital Sciences’ Successfully Berthed Cygnus to ISS in Second Resupply Mission

Orb-2 Carries Over 40 NanoRacks’ Customer Payloads

Orb-2 Carries Over 40 NanoRacks’ Customer Payloads

Houston, TX- July 16, 2014 –Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft successfully berthed to the
International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday morning after launching Sunday afternoon from
the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Onboard were 32 CubeSats and 10 internal payloads from NanoRacks’…

NanoRacks’ Space Station External Payload Platform Completes Manufacture

June 16, 2014–Houston, TX– NanoRacks and Astrium North America are excited to announce that the first-ever commercial External Payload Platform for the International Space Station has entered NASA verification tests in preparation for a launch to the space station later this year.

This External Payload Platform (NREP) will provide low cost, repeatable access to the outside space environment…

NanoRacks launches four payloads on SpaceX-3

Photo of the UR-1 team holding the NanoRacks 2.5U that is being turned over for flight.

What do Cheerleaders, Flies and Cancer Research Have in Common?

Houston, TX-May 12, 2014 — NanoRacks is excited to have continued broad participation aboard the International Space Station (ISS) through partnerships with citizen and student scientists on the SpaceX-3.

The launch occurred on April 18th from Cape Canaveral, FL. NanoRacks is hosting four payloads on the Internationa…

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