NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Mission 11 Status

NanoRacks began the first of two airlock cycles for the 11th and 12th NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Missions (NRCSD-11, NRCSD-12) on May 16, 2017.

We are pleased to update our customers, friends, and shareholders that the first round of deployments has been completed successfully.

NRCSD-11 and NRSD-12 were brought to the International Space Station on the Orbital ATK-7 mission, which launched on April 18, 2017 from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This launch was our largest CubeSat mission to date, bringing 34 satellites into the Space Station, plus four CubeSats mounted on externally on the Cygnus spacecraft.

This week, our operations team worked with NASA Johnson Space Station, JAXA, and Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fisher on the installation of the NRCSD in preparations for the first deployment early morning on May 16th.

Click the button below to learn about the 17 CubeSats deployed this past week as we at NanoRacks gear up for the second airlock cycle scheduled to begin on May 22, 2017, where we will deploy the NRCSD-12 satellites.

In this first cycle alone, the CubeSats deployed represent 10 different countries around the world.

To date, NanoRacks has deployed 154 CubeSats via the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer on the International Space Station, and 165 CubeSats in total. We continue to show the unique value of using space stations for satellite deployments and appreciate everyone's continued support.

Congratulations to all of the CubeSat teams, and good luck in your satellite operations!

Please follow SpaceRef on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.