Airbus

Bartolomeo enables the hosting of external payloads in low-Earth orbit, on-board the International Space Station ISS.

Created: 2018-11-07

Updated: 2021-01-08

Company - Airbus

Founded
Country
1970
USA
Website
Airbus
Airbus

Service - Bartolomeo

Classification
Microgravity & ISS Flight Service
Category
ISS Utilization Service
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization)
Status
1) Active
First launch
2020

Application areas include (but are not limited to) Earth observation, robotics, material science or astrophysics; payloads can be hosted for institutional and private organizations alike.
Airbus Defence and Space’s All-in-One Mission Service comprises all mission elements into one commercial contract (mission preparation, payload launch, payload on-orbit installation, commissioning, operation, payload data processing and delivery), in order to provide the customer a reliable integrated mission solution. The offer includes the option to return the entire payload or a selected sample to Earth.

An international team led by Airbus Defence and Space (Friedrichshafen, Germany) with scientists from Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM (Dresden, Germany), Boston University (Massachusetts, USA) and Abengoa Innovación (Seville, Spain) has successfully demonstrated the production of oxygen and metals from simulated lunar dust (regolith) with the Airbus-invented process named ROXY (Regolith to OXYgen and Metals Conversion). Airbus believes ROXY could revolutionise human space exploration.

Bartolomeo launch on Dragon CRS-20 in March 2020.

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