Commercial Satellite deployment from the International Space Station (ISS), offered by Nanoracks, has proven to be an effective and reliable launch strategy. As of the end of 2020, Nanoracks has deployed more than 200 satellites from the ISS, with manifests continuing to fill up for future missions.
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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.
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.