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SpaceX-2 Carries Multiple Nanoracks’ Payloads

By Jeffrey Manber –

It’s been a difficult but worthwhile week for Mike Johnson and the NanoRacks team working payloads.

We have onboard CRS-2 (SpaceX-2) multiple educational payloads spearheaded by Valley Christian High School in San Jose–not only has VCS designed, developed and is now ready for their own experiment, but…

Forbes Magazine’s Spotlight on Nanoracks

By Jeffrey Manber –

Alex Knapp spent weeks researching the NanoRacks’ story and it shows in one of most in-depth pieces written on us in a national business magazine. We even made the print edition – thanks to everyone who has written in and…

Update on Our Activities

By Jeffrey Manber –

It’s nice that after three years (not a long time) the industry is taking notice of NanoRacks. We have just completed our busiest quarter, which included having over 25 payloads on the latest SpaceX, becoming the first company to arrange for a small satellite to be deployed from the ISS and conducting a workshop with Space Florida for the international competition for 8…

Winner of Open Source Research Platform Announced

Infinity Aerospace creates “ArduLab” a low cost, off the shelf International Space Station (ISS) compliant NanoLab enabling a new chapter of space station utilization


(Las Cruces) NanoRacks (NR) today announced the selection of a winning proposal for their Announcement of Opportunity for off the shelf NanoLabs on the International Space Station. Infinity Aerospace was selected…

External Platform Completes First Interim Design Review

Las Cruces, NM – At the 2012 International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight, NanoRacks and Astrium North America announced the successful completion of the 1st Interim Design Review (IDR) for the External Payload Platform (EPP).

The EPP owned and financed by NanoRacks, is designed and developed jointly by NanoRacks and Astrium. The platform is to be mounted on t…

Commercial Centrifuge Facility for the ISS

Commercial Hardware Ready for U.S. National Lab on NASA’s International Space Station

(Houston, Texas) Astrium North America is proud to announce that Astrium Space Transportation and NanoRacks LLC have teamed up to offer a cost‐effective, commercial centrifuge facility for the International Space Station.

Astrium Space Transportation is handing over on the 14th of February to…

A New Chapter Called Utilization

By Jeffrey Manber – Last night, at about 23:00 Central time, the final NanoRacks’ payload on STS-135 was deactivated by the astronauts.

Included in that payload was the Israeli’s Fisher Institute’s second series of programs with us. By our reckoning, that deactivation was probably one of the final payloads to be shut down by the Atlantis crew, and hence one of the last payloads of the Spac…

Nanoracks Platform Activation Footage

NASA has released video footage of the first NanoRacks Platform and CubeLabs being located into ExPRESS Rack 4 in the Japanese Experiment Module ON-BOARD the International Space Station.

NASA Astronaut scheduled to plug in Platforms

With successful launch of Soyuz TMA-19 the countdown begins to operational status of NanoRacks Research Platforms. NASA astronaut Shannon Walker is scheduled to plug in Platforms at date to be determined.

Second Nanoracks Research Platform on Launch Pad


The research opportunities of the U.S. National Lab on the International Space Station are about to increase thanks to NanoRacks LLC. The company’s second research platform is slated to blast off this week on board space shuttle Atlantis. Meanwhile Platform 1 is currently in orbit on-board t…

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