The NanoRacks-Kentucky Space Test-2 and -4 experiments utilize film canisters to measure radiation on board the International Space Station (ISS). This experiment provides the foundation to successfully perform other investigations on board the ISS.Principal Investigator(s)
Kentucky Space, Lexington, , United States
NanoRacks, LLC, Houston, TX, United States
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Sponsoring Organization
National Laboratory (NL)Research Benefits
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration
March 2010 - September 2010Expeditions Assigned
23/24Previous ISS Missions
The precursor investigation to this experiment is NanoRacks system checkout which was performed on ISS Expedition 23/24.
The NanoRacks-Kentucy Space Test-2 and -4 experiments are autonomous, self-contained, dosimeter experiments utilizing film canisters to measure radiation on board the International Space Station (ISS). This experiment utilizes NanoRacks-Kentucky Space Test-2 and -4 housed in NanoRacks Platforms 1 and 2 respectively on the ISS.
The NanoRacks Facility is a multipurpose research facility providing power and data transfer capability to the NanoRacks Modules. Each NanoRacks Platform is approximately 17 x 9 x 20 inches and weighs approximately 12 pounds. 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. On board the ISS NanoRacks Platforms are installed in EXPRESS Rack inserts to supply power and USB data transfer capability for NanoRacks Modules.
This investigation is a part of a series of investigations 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.
NanoRacks-Kentucky Space Test-2 and -4 require no crew activity. NanoRacks-Kentucky Space Test-2 returns on ULF4. NanoRacks-Kentucky Space Test-4 returns on ULF6.Operational Protocols
NanoRacks-Kentucky Space Test-2 and -4 are placed in the NanoRacks Platforms 1 and 2 and collect radiation information from the film located inside the Modules.