Nanoracks was formed in 2009 to provide quality hardware and services for the U.S. National Laboratory onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The company was the first to operate a commercial laboratory in low-earth orbit and today has a multitude of research platforms onboard. To date Nanoracks has launched over 1,300 customer payloads to the ISS, including domestic and international educational institutions, research organizations, and government entities. This has ensured Nanoracks is the leader in customer utilization of microgravity research facilities.
Nanoracks’ low-cost model puts microgravity research projects within the budgetary realm of hundreds of universities, smaller organizations, and first-time commercial space research users. Our U.S. National Lab facilities provide turnkey opportunities for your microgravity research.
Inside the ISS, Nanoracks has facilities that can house plug-and-play ‘NanoLabs’, which are flexible research modules that follow the CubeSat form factor for inside the Space Station. Outside the ISS, the Nanoracks External Platform (NREP), has been in use since 2016. This facility provides power and a data connection and enables payloads to operate in the harsh space environment.
Additionally, Nanoracks has the following platforms available for experimentation:
- Three NanoLab Platforms
- Nanoracks Plate Reader
- Nanoracks External Platform (NREP)
- Nanoracks Microscope-3
- Nanoracks MixStix
- Nanoracks ‘Black Box’ Science Box
- Nanoracks Zero-G Kitchen Oven
- Bishop Airlock Payload Hosting
Full Spectrum of Capabilities for Small Payloads:
NanoRacks provides everything you need to conduct repeatable microgravity research on the Space Station, and very soon, beyond.
- 20 years of space program experience
- Partnerships with payload integration organizations
- Full-service NASA safety system
Extensive Interaction/Experience with:
- NASA Payloads Office
- NASA Safety
- NASA MOD
- Interface Control
- Document Generation
- Full-Service Verification Capabilities
- Experts at minimizing verification waste
- Commercial Projects on the ISS