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NanoRacks’ Statement on Loss of Orb-3 Mission

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Webster, Texas—October 30, 2014 – NanoRacks is deeply disappointed by the loss of the Antares rocket, the supplies, science, and commercial cargo on board the Orb-3 Mission on Tuesday night.

These setbacks never sit easy. However, in this industry, we keep our eyes forward knowing that this is part of the business. There is nothing simple about getting to space, but it’s why we at…

NanoRacks Announced as Finalist in 2015 Laureate Awards

Aviation Week Laureate Awards

Dear Friends and Customers of NanoRacks, 

We are delighted (and surprised) that Aviation Week has included NanoRacks in some lofty company as a finalist in the 2015 Laureate Awards.

Included in the Space Category (see below) is the European Union, European Space Agency, India’s Space Research Organization and NanoRacks. 

Industry recognition is the highest compliment, especially for a…

International Space University to send SMiLE to Space Station

Strasbourg, France – October 23, 2014 –
The International Space University announced today that their research experiment studying fluid behavior in reduced gravity conditions will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015 via NanoRacks, LLC under its Space Act Agreement with NASA’s U.S. National Lab.

The experiment, Spun Microgravity Liquid Experiment (SMiLE), will investigat…

NanoRacks is Hiring – Internal Space Station Payload Internship

Internal Space Station Payload Internship

Position: Internal Space Station Payload Internship
Reports to: Payloads Manager
Location: Washington DC, Woodley Park

General Description
NanoRacks is a fast growing company that provides commercial access to space. The company has been call the “UPS of space” by Fast Company and has been featured in Forbes Magazine, and Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine.

NanoRacks is seeking a…

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…

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