CubeLab-2 carries radiation monitoring devices and radiation shielding experiments to gather baseline radiation information on the ISS and EXPRESS Rack4 in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).
This experiment utilizes NanoRacks Test-2 and -4 housed in NanoRacks Platforms 1 and 2 respectively on the ISS.
The NanoRacks Facility is a multipurpose research facility providing power and data transfer capability to the NanoRacks Modules. Each NanoRacks Platform is approximately 17 x 9 x 20 inches and weighs approximately 12 pounds. Each platform provides room for up to 16 Modules to plug effortlessly into a standard Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector, which provides both power and data connectivity.
Its plug and play system uses a simple, standardized interface that reduces payload integration cost and schedule for nanoscale research in microgravity. On board the ISS NanoRacks Platforms are installed in EXPRESS Rack inserts to supply power and USB data transfer capability for NanoRacks Modules.
This investigation is a part of a series of investigations conducted on board the ISS to provide the foundation for use of the ISS as a National Laboratory following assembly complete.
The long-term goal of this project is to enhance technological, industrial, and educational growth for the benefit of people on Earth.