NanoRacks-The Ohio State University-Zeolite Crystal (NanoRacks-OSU-Zeolite) - 05.13.15

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Science Objectives for Everyone
NanoRacks-The Ohio State University-Zeolite Crystal Growth (NanoRacks-OSU-Zeolite) processes materials science samples in microgravity. The science goals for NanoRacks-OSU-Zeolite are proprietary.
Science Results for Everyone
Information Pending

The following content was provided by Michael P. Snyder, M.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)
Michael P. Snyder, M.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, Made in Space, Moffett Field, CA, United States

Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
Information Pending

Developer(s)
NanoRacks LLC, Webster, TX, United States

Sponsoring Space Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sponsoring Organization
National Laboratory (NL)

Research Benefits
Information Pending

ISS Expedition Duration
September 2010 - March 2011

Expeditions Assigned
25/26

Previous ISS Missions
ISS Expedition 25/26 is the first mission for the NanoRacks-OSU-Zeolite investigation.

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Experiment Description

Research Overview

  • NanoRacks-The Ohio State University-Zeolite Crystal Growth (NanoRacks-OSU-Zeolite) uses a two cube unit box installed in the first NanoRacks Platform on the International Space Station (ISS).
  • NanoRacks-OSU-Zeolite is an Ohio State University Zeolite crystal growth investigation for the International Space Station (ISS) using 24 MixStix (liquid mixing tube assemblies) that function similar to commercial “glow sticks”. The science goals for NanoRacks-OSU-Zeolite are proprietary.

Description
NanoRacks-The Ohio State University-Zeolite Crystal Growth (NanoRacks-OSU-Zeolite) uses a two cube unit box. NanoRacks-OSU-Zeolite is a university Zeolite crystal growth investigation for the International Space Station (ISS) using 24 liquid mixing tube assemblies that function similar to commercial “glow sticks”. The science goals for NanoRacks-OSU-Zeolite are proprietary.

NanoRacksFacility is a multipurpose research facility providing power and data transfer capability to the NanoRacks-CubeLabs Modules. Each NanoRacks Platform is approximately 17 x 9 x 20 inches and weighs approximately 12 pounds. A NanoRacks Platform is designed for use within the pressurized space station environment. Each platform provides room for up to 16 Modules to plug effortlessly into a standard Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector, which provides both power and data connectivity. Its plug and play system uses a simple, standardized interface that reduces payload integration cost and schedule for nanoscale research in microgravity.

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Applications

Space Applications
This investigation is a part of a series of investigations to be conducted on board the ISS to provide the foundation for use of the ISS as a National Laboratory following assembly complete.

Earth Applications
The long-term goal of this project is to enhance technological, industrial, and educational growth for the benefit of people on Earth.

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Operations

Operational Requirements
The experiment is activated by flexing the liquid mixing containers.

Operational Protocols
The experiment is activated by flexing the liquid mixing containers. The experiment is later returned to Earth.

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Results/More Information

Information Pending

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Related Websites
NanoRacks LLC

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Imagery

image NanoRacks-The Ohio State University-Zeolite Crystal Growth (NanoRacks-OSU-Zeolite) is an experiment designed to mix compounds used for a microgravity crystal growth experiment. Image courtesy of NanoRacks, LLC.
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