TangoLab-1 Headed for International Space Station

Falcon 9 launches the Dragon CRS-9 mission to the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)
Falcon 9 launches the Dragon CRS-9 mission to the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Space Tango PR) — Space Tango today announced that TangoLab-1 is now successfully on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the SpaceX CRS-9 mission launched early this morning from Kennedy Space Center.

TangoLab-1, which will be permanently installed on the ISS, is the company’s fully automated technology platform that enables R&D, manufacturing and bioengineering in the microgravity environment of space…with a particular focus on Exomedicine.

An unique feature of our platform is the connectivity to the Internet. Each customer will have an online “portal” that enables near real time access to the data from their experiment.

The vision for the TangoLab Series is to create general research platforms that enables users the ability to run experiments via an internet connection in a variety of environments that have previously been difficult & expensive to attain.

Specifications

Volume: 101.6mm per unit*, not including separation feet
Mass: up to 1.25 Kg per unit*
Power: 7.5 Watts total per unit*; provided 3.3, 5 and 12-volt power rails
Data: 255 Byte Packets at 1 Hz (1MBaud 3.3V UART) per unit*
Provided Services: Power Telemetry, Imaging, Customer Portal
Standard Kits: Cell culturing, plant, mold / bacteria growth and tissue diffusion model CubeLabs under development

*Each payload card contains 7 individual units