Nanoracks payload hosting services allow customer hardware to be mounted on the outside of the Internation Space Station (ISS). Sites on both the Nanoracks External Platform (NREP) and Bishop Airlock accommodate all types of payloads, including hardware for Earth observation, radiation exposure testing and technology demonstrations.
Payload hosting is an ideal alternative to satellite launch and development, allowing for rapid in-space evaluation of concepts and technology prior to adoption into a larger operational program. Key benefits include reducing overall programmatic costs and risk as well as reducing complexity by providing power and data transfer as standard services.
Standard / Economy Option
The Nanoracks External Platform (NREP) provides turnkey communication, power, and operations to hosted payloads mounted on the outside of the ISS.
Advanced / Large Option
The Nanoracks Bishop Airlock expands capabilities for larger, more advanced hardware, including an array of pointing options such as Ram, Wake, Zenith and Nadir.