Open For Business: Commercial Facilities On The ISS

Candarm2 robotic arm
On March 25, 2020, ground control teams used the station’s Candarm2 robotic arm and Dexter robotic hand to remove Airbus’ Bartolomeo commercial platform from the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship that delivered it into orbit. Bartolomeo was attached to the outside of Europe’s Columbus module.
Credit: NASA
In addition to research and technology demonstrations for national agencies involved in the International Space Station program, the orbital complex also hosts commercially developed and operated hardware. Here are some commercial facilities currently aboard and due to launch to the station this...

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