NanoRacks offers a low-cost, turnkey system that provides payload opportunities on the ISS using the CubeSat form factor.
Our core payload hardware is the NanoLab, a powerful box in the CubeSat form factor, measuring 10 cm by 10 cm by 10 cm. Every NanoLab has a circuit board that activates the experiment, turns it off and can be functioned for other activities. Customers have also deployed video cameras and a wide range of sensors inside NanoLabs.
NanoLabs are plugged into our research platforms via a normal USB port, allowing data and power to flow. NanoLabs can be developed by you or purchased from third party vendors. A single NanoLab is 1U in size; we can also handle 2U, or 4U or 2 by 4U for example–and we charge by the size of the NanoLab.
The NanoLabs are at the core of our philosophy: low-cost, open sourced, standardized, miniaturized hardware that allows you, the customer to focus more on the research than re-inventing the hardware ‘wheel” each time.
You provide the payload and we provide the rest. From required paperwork to power, from transportation to data retrieval.
- 10cm cube modules
- Power from ISS (5V dc)
- Standard USB connection
- Easy data downloads
- Repeatable missions
- Returnable payloads
Everything necessary for a successful mission is taken care of by the NanoRacks team. NanoRacks offers complete in-house capabilities for payload integration, payload design and development and interfacing with NASA and foreign space agencies.
- SpaceX-2 Carries Multiple NanoRacks’ Payloads February 27, 2013
- Forbes Magazine’s Spotlight on NanoRacks February 13, 2013
- Update on Our Activities October 25, 2012
- Winner of Open Source Research Platform Announced October 18, 2012
- External Platform Completes First Interim Design Review October 17, 2012
NR Research Platforms 1 and 2 hold the basic NanoLab. NR Research Platform-3 holds our SuperLab, which is 4U in size and allows for more sophisticated payloads with more power and capabilities.