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MISSE-FF 1, 2

MISSE-FF [NASA]

The MISSE-FF (Materials on ISS Experiment - Flight Facility)) is experiment carrier for the International Space Station (ISS) which holds up to 14 exchangebale sample modules.

MISSE-FF provides experiment accommodations for both active experiments (requiring power and communications) and passive experiments. The technology can be materials or non-materials (devices). The physical size of the experiments can vary depending on the technology being demonstrated (1 inch by 1 inch up to 7.84 inches by 14 inches). Of special interest are space technologies already developed under the NASA SBIR Program, particularly technologies that would mature in TRL due to successful demonstration in the space environment. The proposal should justify the need for spaceflight exposure and justify that the ISS environment is adequate to gather the data they need. The MISSE-FF commercial partner, Alpha Space Test & Research Alliance, LLC, plans to service MISSE-FF every 6 months. The MISSE-FF data will be made available to the global community of researchers through the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system. Phase I deliverables could be data from ground testing the candidate technology and passive specimens for flight on MISSE-FF. Phase II deliverables could include an active technology experiment, packaged and ready for flight on MISSE-FF

MISSE-FF 1 will be transported in the unpressurized trunk of a Dragon cargo craft to the ISS, where it will be mounted on the ELC 2 carrier.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: material science, technology
Operator: NASA GSFC, University of Colorado CU/LASP (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics),
Contractors: NASA GSFC, University of Colorado CU/LASP (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics),
Equipment: TIM, SIM
Configuration: Attached ISS payload
Propulsion: None
Power: Via ISS
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass:
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
MISSE-FF 1 - 2017 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 with Dragon CRS-13, TSIS, SDS
MISSE-FF 2 - 2018 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 with Dragon CRS-15, ECOSTRESS

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