June 22, 2016 – West Texas Launch Site – NanoRacks has successfully manifested and integrated the Company’s first payload on a Blue Origin flight – the fourth launch and landing of the same New Shepard space vehicle on June 19, 2016.
The NanoRacks team is excited about this key milestone, and looks forward to bringing the same customer diversity we enjoy on the International Space Station (ISS), to Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle.
“The ability to load research payloads into this rocket as late as four hours prior to flight is priceless” says Ajeeth Ibrahim, NanoRacks Account Manager. “For NanoRacks to be able to integrate so close to launch truly expands the types of life sciences and other time-sensitive research that can be conducted in suborbital space.”
Throughout this process, NanoRacks facilitated the three main steps of launching with Blue Origin: Preliminary Data Package, Payload Safety Package, and the Launch Site Integration Process. The NanoRacks team that our customers know so well served as the primary interface for the researchers behind this experiment.
“The New Shepard space vehicle is the perfect stepping stone to ISS research” says NanoRacks CEO Jeffrey Manber. “From the research process, to safety packages to perfecting research hardware, Blue Origin’s vehicle is the perfect platform to conduct microgravity research. The flight frequency they are working towards means researchers can test experiments two or three times, or even more, before committing to long-term microgravity exposure in low-Earth orbit.”
If you would like to learn more about researching via NanoRacks on New Shepard, please visit https://nanoracks.com/products/suborbital-services/, download the press release PDF, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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