NanoRacks-Cavalier Space Processor (Cavalier) - 05.02.18

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Science Objectives for Everyone
NanoRacks-Cavalier Space Processor (Cavalier) is a passive Earth remote sensor with onboard processing capability.
Science Results for Everyone
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Experiment Details

OpNom: Ext Platform Module-5

Principal Investigator(s)
Michael Jones, U.S. Air Force, VA, United States

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United States Department of Defense, DC, United States

Sponsoring Space Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sponsoring Organization
National Laboratory (NL)

Research Benefits
Scientific Discovery

ISS Expedition Duration
September 2017 - February 2018

Expeditions Assigned

Previous Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview

  • NanoRacks-Cavalier Space Processor (Cavalier) is an experiment to be hosted on the NanoRacks External Platform (NREP).
  • Cavalier consists of 1U by 4U (10 cm by 10 cm by 40 cm) aluminum enclosure, along with an externally mounted antenna and internal processing electronics.

NanoRacks-Cavalier Space Processor (Cavalier) is delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) via a Commercial Resuply Services mission. Cavalier is a 1U by 4U sized enclosure made of aluminum. Cavalier is a receive-only experiment, and does not have transmitting capability.

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Space Applications
The Space Application for this investigation has yet to be identified.

Earth Applications
The Earth Application for this investigation has yet to be identified.

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Operational Requirements and Protocols
Multiple NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) payloads are transferred from the cargo vehicle to the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM). The NREP payloads are inspected for visual damage, and installed onto the NREP facility. The NREP is then installed on the slide table, and transferred external to ISS via the JEM airlock. The JEM Remote Manipulating System (JRMS) is operated to grapple the NREP and place in position on the JEM Exposed Facility. The mission duration is approximately 6 months before the payload is returned to the JEM airlock. Cavalier is autonomous, and once power is applied continues running until commanded to shut down, or power is removed.

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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

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Related Websites

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Cavalier on NanoRacks External Platform (NREP). The NREP Experiment Base Plate and payload position numbering system are shown (Experiment Base Plate is shown detached from the NREP for clarity). The Cavalier payload is attached at location #3. Image courtesy of NanoRacks.

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