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SpaceX CRS-4, also known as SpX-4, was a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, contracted to NASA, which was launched on 21 September 2014 and arrived at the space station on 23 September 2014. It was the sixth flight for SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft. Read more here.

Fluorescent Polarization

Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute’s Fluorescent Polarization in Microgravity (NanoRacks-Micro-gRx) research examines microgravity’s effect on fluorescent polarization, which paves the way for advanced biology research and drug development in space.

Customer: Sanford Burnham Research Institute
Research: Fluorescent Polarization
NanoRacks Facility: NanoRacks Plate Reader

Collisional Particle Evolution

The ‘NanoRocks’ Collisional Evolution of Particles and Aggregates in Microgravity research explores low-energy collisions in microgravity to shed light on the formation of planetisimals, the building blocks of planets.

Customer: The University of Central Florida
Research: Collisional Particle Evolution
NanoRacks Facility: Internal Platform
Mission Duration: 09/2014 – 09/2015

Symbiotic Nodulation

SyNRGE3 (Symbiotic Nodulation in a Reduced Gravity Environment-Cubed) investigates the effect of microgravity on the cell-to-cell signaling and nodule formation between a host plant and symbiotic bacteria.

Customer: Limerick Institute of Technology
Research: Symbiotic Nodulation in Microgravity
NanoRacks Facility: NanoLab Platform
Mission Duration: 09/2014 – 03/2013
Mission Status: In…

Yeast Cell Growth

Awty-Yeast Cell Growth sends three different strains of yeast in one growth medium to a microgravity environment. The yeast selected are Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Saccharomyces ellipsoideus, Schizosaccharomyces pombe. A camera is used to determine rate of growth.

Customer Name: Awty International School
Research: Yeast Cell Growth
NanoRacks Facility: NanoLab Platform
Mission Duration…

ArduSat Demonstration

Using crowd-sourced funding, Infinity Aerospace’s ArduSat-2 tests terrestrial electronics and hardware that have been minimally adapted for use in space, which lowers the cost of access to low Earth orbit. The ArduSat demonstrates the utility of the ArduSat system for small satellite research.

Customer Name: Infinity Aerospace
Research: ArduSat Demonstration
NanoRacks Facility: Smallsat…

ArduLab Demonstration

NanoRacks- ArduLab-1 Tech Demo is a technical demonstration of the ArduLab microcontroller board system for use with the NanoRacks modular experiment system. The ArduLab employs simple measuring instruments to demonstrate the utility of the ArduLab system for future experimental use.

Customer Name: Infinity Aerospace
Research: Technical Demonstration
NanoRacks Facility: NanoLab…

Rock Candy Crystals

The NSL Satellites Ltd-Rock Candy in Space experiment allows for the growing of sugar crystals in microgravity and compares them with sugar crystals formed on the ground. In microgravity, crystals can be grown larger and with better symmetry than those on Earth.

Customer: NSL Satellites Ltd
Research: Rock Candy Crystals
NanoRacks Facility: Internal NanoLab
Mission Duration: 09/2013 -…

Meteorological Phenomena

UAPSAT-1 studies meteorological phenomena from space. The picosatellite was designed and programmed at Alas Peruanas University in Peru, to verify the students’ design methods and to tests various instruments designed to measure meteorological impacts on Earth.

Customer: Alas Peruanas University
Research: Meteorological Phenomena
NanoRacks Facility: Smallsat Deployment
Mission Duration…

Oil Bubble Mixing

The NSL Satellites Ltd-Oil Bubbles experiment is a student-designed investigation that explores whether microgravity affects a mixing phenomenon in space. Data from the investigation benefits materials research and future mixing methods in space.

Customer: NSL Satellites Ltd
Research: Oil Bubble Mixing
NanoRacks Facility: Internal NanoLab
Mission Duration: 09/2013 – 03/2014

Global Tracking

FPT University CubeSat-1 is a picosatellite designed and manufactured by FSpace Laboratory. Applications include global tracking of the movement of ships, detecting early warning of forest fires, and researching the Earth’s atmosphere at the lowest level.

Customer Name: FPT University
Research: Global Tracking
NanoRacks Facility: Smallsat Deployment
Mission Duration: 09/2012 -…

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