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NanoRacks Completes Largest ISS CubeSat Deployment Cycle To Date

Largest ISS CubeSat Deployment Cycle To Date

Houston, TX – May 26, 2017 – Early in the morning of May 26, 2017, NanoRacks successfully deployed the company’s 171st CubeSat via the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD) on the International Space Station (ISS), and the company’s 182nd space station CubeSat deployed overall. This cycle completes the NRCSD-11 and NRCSD-12 missions.

NRCSD-11 and NRSD-12 were brought to the ISS on the Orbita…

NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Mission 11 Status Update: Good Deploy!

NanoRacks NRCSD IceCube

NanoRacks began the first of two airlock cycles for the 11th and 12th NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Missions (NRCSD-11, NRCSD-12) on May 16, 2017. We are pleased to update our customers, friends, and shareholders that the first round of deployments has been completed successfully.

NRCSD-11 and NRSD-12 were brought to the International Space Station on the Orbital ATK-7 mission, which launched on…

NanoRacks SmallSat Rideshare 2016 – Logan, Utah

NanoRacks SmallSat Rideshare 2016 – Logan, Uta

NanoRacks would like to say thanks to the Small Satellite community! At the 2016 SmallSat Symposium, we’re offering free rides to help attendees get around Logan.

Perhaps you need a ride home from the evening events? Or didn’t get a chance to talk to our team? The NanoRacks RideShare is a great way to get around!

To secure a ride, call or text the NanoRacks RideShare at: 202-670-6355.

NanoRacks, LLC Reaches Milestone: Over 100 CubeSats Deployed From The ISS

Over 100 CubeSats Deployed From The ISS

Houston, TX- May 20, 2016—On May 18, 2016 the 111th customer CubeSat was deployed from the Company’s NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD) via the JAXA KIBO airlock on the International Space Station (ISS).

The NanoRacks commercial ISS program has proven critical for emerging companies, universities and organizations worldwide, either as a technology demonstration opportunity or for…

NanoRacks to Deploy QB50 Satellites from International Space Station

Deploying QB50 Satellites from the International Space Station

March 9, 2016- Houston, TX – NanoRacks has been selected as a launch integration and deployment partner for the QB50 CubeSat Constellation Mission. The QB50 Mission is a European Union project, supported and funded by the European Commission, to demonstrate the research benefits of deploying a low-cost constellation of small satellites.

The QB50 Mission consists of dozens of universities…

NanoRacks Completes Historic Third Round of Space Station CubeSat Deployments

Houston, TX- March 6, 2015— NanoRacks, the Go-To CubeSat Deployment Company, is pleased to announce the successful completion of it’s third full round of CubeSat deployments from the International Space Station.

Deployed from the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer were 16 CubeSats since the February 27, 2015 deployment window opened. Included were 12 Planet Labs Doves (10 Flock-1B, 2…

NanoRacks Successfully Deploys After On-Orbit Repairs

NanoRacks Successfully Deploys After On-Orbit Repars

Houston, TX- February 27th, 2015 – NanoRacks began deployment from the International Space Station (ISS) of the remainder of our Orb-2 CubeSat Mission which includes 12 Planet Labs Doves. Of these Doves, ten are the remainder of Flock-1B launched on Orb-2, and two are the new Flock-1D’ Doves, launched on SpaceX CRS-5.

This was NanoRacks first deployment attempt since recent on-orbit repairs…

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…

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