International Space Station Deployment

All deployments will move through the Nanoracks Bishop Airlock on the ISS starting in Q1 2021.

CubeSats

Payload Volume36U total
Form Factor (Single Wide)1U-6U linear
Form Factor (Double Wide)2x3U, 2x6U
Altitude400-420 km
Inclination51.6°
Deployment Timeframe3-6 months post-launch
Nominal TurnoverL-3 Months
Mission Lifetime9-24 Months
Mission CustomizationAvailable by request

The Nanoracks CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD) is a self-contained CubeSat deployer system that mechanically and electrically isolates CubeSats, and has been in operation since 2014.

The NRCSD consists of anodized aluminum plates, base plate assembly, access panels, and deployer doors. The NRCSD deployer doors are located on the forward end, the base plate assembly is located on the aft end, and access panels are provided on the top. The inside walls of the NRCSD are a smooth bore design to minimize and/or preclude hang-up or jamming of CubeSat appendages during deployment. 

MicroSats (Kaber Delpoyer)

Maximum Payload Size106 x 81 x 63 cm
Maximum Mass90 kg
Altitude400-420 km
Inclination51.6°
Deployment Timeframe3-6 months post-launch
Nominal TurnoverL-3 Months
Mission Lifetime9-24 Months
Mission CustomizationAvailable by request

The Nanoracks Kaber Microsat Deployer (Kaber) is a reusable system that provides command and control for MicroSat deployments from the International Space Station (ISS). 

The Kaber promotes ISS utilization by enabling deployment into orbit for a class of payload developers normally relying on expendable launch vehicles for space access. Microsatellites that are compatible with the Nanoracks Kaber Deployer have additional power, volume and communications resources enabling missions in low-Earth orbit of greater scope and sophistication.

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