News

The ISS National Lab publication highlights Alpha Space and MISSE

UPWARD, the magazine of the ISS National Lab, has highlighted the exciting developments of Alpha Space’s testing platform — MISSE — in a recent article titled, “Tough Enough for Space: Accelerating Materials Testing With a New Permanent Platform.” Click here to read the article which covers the legacy of MISSE, …

News

Alpha Space Launches its First MISSE Resupply Mission

Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space) launched its latest set of MISSE carriers to the International Space Station on Nov. 17, 2018 aboard the Northrop Grumman NG-10 resupply mission.  Alpha Space owns and operates the MISSE, an orbiting commercial science and testing facility that is permanently installed on …

Science on board MISSE

MISSE-9 Science

Launch Date: April 2, 2018 The MISSE-9 experiment complement is composed of 229 individual samples from both commercial customers and NASA. Samples include 3-D printed materials, sensors, sensor components, textiles, carbon fiber laminates, paints, coatings, polymers, and composites. Each sample is custom mounted to decks that are installed in each …