You can carry out affordable and repeatable research in micro-G using our mini "plug-and-play" research modules.
Kentucky Space has signed an Umbrella Non-Reimbursable Space Act Agreement with NASA that offers a unique opportunity to design, coordinate and conduct research on the International Space Station (ISS) for itself, as well as on behalf of the Exomedicine Institute and other research organizations and institutions.
Our first product, called a CubeLab® research module, interfaces with the International Space Station (ISS) Express Racks platform. CubeLabs® are small modules designed for use within a pressurized space station environment in orbit, with a nominal length, width, and height and a mass of 1 kg. Exceptionally modular, the research modules can be combined to meet research requirements of up to 8 kg.
Kentucky Space benefits from the expertise of CubeSat inventor Bob Twiggs with the Morehead State University Space Science Center. Before joining MSU he was head of the Stanford University Space and Systems Development Laboratory.
'Now [researchers] and students can get thirty days of microgravity using proven hardware that is already known to the space and educational communities,' explained Prof. Twiggs.
Launching a science investigation to the ISS has never been so easy.
According to the President of Kentucky Space, Kris Kimel: 'The National Research Lab on the ISS is the most innovative research lab available to researchers. This is an opportunity to conduct investigations in the unique environment of microgravity and control for factors that are impossible to replicate in an earthbound lab. We can offer seamless support for payload design, development and testing, as well as launch logistics and ground communications – all at a reasonable cost that can be fit within a research budget.'
Regular flight opportunities to the ISS are available for organizations wanting to do cutting edge, affordable and repeatable research in microgravity. For more information about ways Kentucky Space can help advance your research to the next level, contact Kris Kimel at 859.246.3223.