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Bishop [Nanoracks]

Bishop, formerly known as NanoRacks Airlock Module, is a small commercial airlock module attached to the ISS. The NanoRacks Airlock Module will offer five times the satellite deployment volume than current opportunities available on the Space Station today.

Nanoracks is the prime contractor, with Thales Alenia Space building the pressurized shell and Boeing providing the berthing mechanism.

Launch is planned for 2020 with the Dragon CRS-21 cargo mission.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Airlock module
Operator: NanoRacks
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Propulsion: None
Power: provided by ISS
Mass: 325 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Bishop - 2019 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-21
Further Bigelow missions: