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Commercial Facilities on ISS

ICE Cubes Facility (ICF)

ICE Cubes Facility

General Research Facility utilizing CubeLabs

Company: Space Applications Services

ICF located in European module (COL) accommodates 1U-unit Cube-shape payloads.Payload size can vary from 1U thru 4x3U with power and comm supply via D-SUB (DB13W3) interface.

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TangoLab (TangoLab-1, TangoLab-2)

TangoLab (TangoLab-1, TangoLab-2)

General Research Facility utilizing CubeLabs

Company: Space Tango

TangoLab located in US module (US Lab) accommodates 1U-unit Cube-shape payloads.Payload size can vary from 1U thru 2x3U with power and comm supply via 15 Pin D-Sub interface.

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ADvanced Space Experiment Processor (ADSEP)

TangoLab (TangoLab-1, TangoLab-2)

Multi-Purpose Facility

Company: Techshot

ADSEP contains three independent thermal zones, each accommodating one cassette, and an internal computer that controls the internal functions of all three cassettes.
Cassettes can house bioseparation methods, diffusion-cell and mixing-cell capabilities, and cell-culturing equipment.

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Bone Densitometer

Bone Densitometer

X-ray

Company: Techshot

The Bone Densitometer provides bone mineral and body composition results from total body imaging in less than 5 minutes.With an image area of 80 mm x 65 mm, the Bone Densitometer can image the entire body of most mice.

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Multi-use Variable-gravity Platform (MVP)

Multi-use Variable-gravity Platform (MVP)

Centrifuge

Company: Techshot

MVP has two rotors to generate 0-2g simultaneously.12 modules can be accommodated with a wide variety of samples such as Cultured cells, Plants and Tissue Chips.

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BioFabrication Facility (BFF)

BioFabrication Facility (BFF)

3D printer

Company: Techshot

BFF is a 3D bio-printer which can print living tissue in space.Its applications are biomanufacturing human organs and tissues.

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Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF)

Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF)

3D printer

Company: Made In Space

AMF is a 3D printer facility onboard, providing hardware manufacturing services.AMF has manufactured a number of parts, tools, devices, and multi-part assemblies to be used.

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Made In Space Fiber Optics (MIS Fiber)

Made In Space Fiber Optics (MIS Fiber)

Manufacturing

Company: Made In Space

MIS Fiber miniature fiber-pulling machine harnesses the unique properties of the microgravity environment to produce ZBLAN optical fiber orders of magnitude better than what can be produced on Earth.ZBLAN optical fiber produced in space provides superior data transmission capabilities compared to traditional silica fiber optic lines.

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Bartolomeo

Bartolomeo

External multi-Purpose Facility

Company: Airbus

Bartolomeo, which is named from the younger brother of Christopher Columbus, is an external platform that is located at the outside of the European Columbus module and accommodates two types of payloads. Application areas include (but are not limited to) Earth observation, robotics, material science or astrophysics.

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MISSE

MISSE

External multi-Purpose Facility

Company: Alpha Space

MISSE provides external environment such as extreme levels of solar- and charged-particle radiation, atomic oxygen, hard vacuum and temperature extremes for testing any technology including electronics, solar cells, materials and biologics. Exposure to any orbital direction (ram, wake, zenith and nadir) is available. Utilities include power, data, photographs and environmental sensors. MISSE can elevate spaceflight technology readiness to TRL-8 “Flight Qualified”. There is a MISSE launch and a return flight about every six months for the life of the ISS.

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