Our MixStix system allows for a powerful, non-powered environment for fluid and biological research onboard the ISS – U.S. National Lab.
NanoRacks’ dedicated 2U NanoLab research modules provide housing for up to twenty four individual Fluids Mixing Enclosures (MixStix) allowing all microgravity reactions and materials to be captured for analysis on the International Space Station or returned to Earth via the Soyuz.
All results are automatically generated by the mixing of the fluids in the microgravity environment after being manipulated (cracked open) by the ISS crew member by flexing the Teflon tube in the same manner as activating a glow stick.
Once you load your NanoRacks’ furnished MixStix we provide all the required vacuum testing, paperwork, transportation to ISS and MixStix retrieval.
- 24 MixStix per module
- Duration negotiable
- Returnable samples
- 3 levels of containment
- Outer tube volume: 6.33 ml
- Inner tube volume: 1.29 ml
Contact us to join schools, universities and commercial organizations already experimenting onboard the ISS or to find out more about developing your own MixStix research programme.
- MixStix Non-Activation Investigation reaches Conclusions July 15, 2012
- NanoRacks Investigates No Activation of Program July 9, 2012
- Soyuz 30-S Launch to ISS December 2, 2010