Craig Technologies

On-orbit external experimental facility hosted on the NanoRacks International Space Station External Platform (NREP).

Created: 2019-11-16

Updated: 2023-09-03

Company - Craig Technologies

Founded
Country
1999
USA
Website
Craig Technologies
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Craig Technologies

Product/Service - CraigX Flight Test Platform

Classification
Miscellaneous
Category
ISS Utilization Service
Fields
Automated Microgravity Laboratory
On-Orbit Experimental Facilty
Status
Active
First launch
2019
Partners
Nanoracks

Craig Technologies Aerospace Solutions (Craig) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of CraigX, their on-orbit external experimental facility hosted on the NanoRacks International Space Station External Platform (NREP). The mission is scheduled to launch in October 2019 on the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket mission NG-12 under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) contract.

The CraigX Flight Test Platform (FTP) is designed to mount externally to the International Space Station (ISS) and promote electronics testing to raise Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) at a low cost and a reduced time frame. The interchangeable panel design minimizes hardware changes between missions while maximizing flexibility to accommodate customer requirements.

Additive manufactured hardware is used internally to reduce manufacturing cost and schedule. Some of the features include:

The first CraigX mission includes multiple payloads ranging from additive manufactured material sample exposure to software defined radio testing to a STEM thermal dissipation experiment. Mission 1 customers include Rincon Research, Quest Institute, Alfred University, Second Baptist School, Cobra Puma Golf, Explore.org, Genesis Dimensions, and Lamborghini in partnership with the Houston Methodist Research Institute. 

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