We are a small team of ISS safety and flight hardware developers that is here to help your team perform successful experiments on ISS. How can we help you?
Mission Integration Service
VSC will guide your team through the ISS payload development process, from proposal and initial concept work through payload on-orbit operations. From a few friends starting up in a garage, an 8th grade science class, to a major research institution, we can provide affordable, effective support that will get your idea onto the space station. Give us a call and let’s get started!
Typical Mission Integration Services include:
COFR, PIA, Safety Data Packages, HAZARD database management, Topology, Requirements Verification and Reporting, DRIT, EIT, Zero-G Aircraft experiments, POC services…
Mission Design Service
We can help with any aspect of your experiment. We can brainstorm with you to develop your initial concept. We can help you solve a particularly complex design problem, or we can build your entire experiment with you.
VSC has provided payload integration services for several in-cabin, pressurized payloads including Space Fibers Refight, Space Fibers 2, and Space Fibers 3.
VSC personnel have played key roles in the design of several major ISS external/unpressurized science instruments including the NICER X-Ray Telescope, the GEDI Laser Altimeter, and the CODEX Coronagraph. VSC is currently performing the flight safety function for the CODEX Coronagraph payload.
1400 square foot ISO Class 7, ESD-controlled cleanroom with Flowbench and Fume hood
Helium Leak Measurement
Design Engineering Office
Hardware Build Lab including precision assembly, polymerics and aerospace thermal paint application
HOSC-certified ISS POC with VODS Voice loop and ISS video.