Thales Alenia Space has joined NanoRacks’ development team for a commercial airlock to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2019 aboard a NASA-contracted SpaceX Dragon resupply mission. Initiated under a 2016 Space Act Agreement with NASA, the airlock is to support small satellite deployments and host external as well as internal experiments. Boeing is working with NanoRacks to develop and equip the airlock with a common berthing mechanism to permit the device ...

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