U.S. National Lab Research Payloads Headed for ISS

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (CASIS PR) The Orbital ATK Cygnus vehicle launched on its seventh cargo resupply mission (CRS-7) to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 18 aboard United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V vehicle, carrying more than 40 ISS U.S. National Laboratory sponsored investigations.

The ISS U.S. National Laboratory is chartered to facilitate research in the microgravity environment that benefits life on Earth. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is leading the effort in partnership with NASA, industry, other government organizations, and academia to manage and promote the best use of the ISS National Lab.

(more…)

CASIS Awards Research Agreements to Five Companies

casis_new_logoKENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Oct. 26, 2015 (CASIS PR) The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced it has granted research agreements to five businesses in the technology development and remote-sensing industries. The agreements will allow these businesses to access the unique research environment of the ISS National Laboratory to further their individual investigations and offer new cutting-edge solutions and products capable of benefitting life on Earth.

“Today’s announcement represents a major win for the National Laboratory,” said CASIS Director of Operations Ken Shields. “CASIS has placed a heavy emphasis in reaching out to the technology development and remote sensing communities to showcase the unique opportunities that are possible through ISS experimentation. These projects further diversify our robust research portfolio and demonstrate the immense value the ISS National Laboratory offers to U.S. commercial enterprises.”

(more…)