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Thank you for your support, BAHEP! BAHEP shares news of combining the best of “two remarkable companies”

Release from Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (HOUSTON)–Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance (Alpha Space) and technology/defense company MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT) became one dynamic company when they introduced themselves to the world as Aegis Aerospace Inc. during the 36th National Space Symposium held in Colorado Springs, Co., from Aug. …

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Successful MISSE upgrade commissioned

HOUSTON –  Aegis Aerospace Inc., formerly Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, has successfully completed a comprehensive avionics upgrade of its MISSE testing facility on the ISS. The fully redundant avionics system provides MISSE customers with higher bandwidth for internal data transfer, several choices of communication protocols, selectable voltages for …

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Aegis Aerospace Inc. begins work on a lunar-surface test facility for government and commercial use

Aegis Aerospace Inc., formerly Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space), announced today that the company has started a 43-month contract recently awarded under NASA’s Tipping Point solicitation to design, build, fly, and operate the first lunar Space Science Test and Evaluation Facility (SSTEF-1).  Aegis Aerospace pioneered commercial …

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NASA Selects Alpha Space for Lunar Payload

July 1, 2019 Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space) announces that NASA selected the company to build a payload destined for the Moon called the Regolith Adherence Characterization (RAC) experiment under its Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads (LSITP) program. “America is going to the Moon again, …

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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 …

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Alpha Space’s Commercial Test Facility En Route to Provide Unique, In-Space Capability

Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space) announced today the launch of its commercial science and testing facility “MISSE” to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX CRS-14 resupply mission. Alpha Space owns and operates the MISSE, an orbiting commercial science facility that will be permanently installed …

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 …

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Alpha Space Names Leader In Space Commercialization As New President And CEO

Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space), a commercial space and advanced technology company offering environmental exposure testing in space, has named Mark Gittleman as its new president and chief operating officer. “Alpha Space has successfully built and integrated the MISSE platform to conduct commercial research at the …

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NASA highlights past MISSE successes and the importance of its future

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center demonstrates the uniqueness of the MISSE flight facility, its past successes and the importance of its future in the article titled “Material Samples to be Tested on the International Space Station.” Click here to read the article. Pictured: An astronaut mounts a previous version of …

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Materials Science Research Webinar – Feb. 20, 2018

CASIS will conduct a webinar on February 20, 2018 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM EST to discuss the benefits of materials science research in space, the MISSE platform, and possible experimental options. Interested participants in the webinar must pre-register through the following site: https://www.iss-casis.org/research-on-the-iss/solicitations/materials-science-2018/