Nanoracks sees new commercial interest in NREP ISS external platform

by Amy Svitak

LOGAN, Utah – After several years of in-orbit operation, commercial interest in the NanoRacks external payload platform flying aboard the international space station (ISS) is finally picking up steam.

“We are getting quite a few commercial companies now, startups that want to get that spaceflight heritage,” Conor Brown, NanoRacks External Payload manager, said of the company’s NREP platform.

 Mounted to the space station’s Japanese Experiment Module, NREP offers five slots that can host payloads conforming to the standard cubesat form factor. It also provides a passive deck . . .

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