SpaceX’s recent launch (flight called CRS-19) to the International Space Station (ISS), on the 5th December 2019 marked the 19th mission under its commercial cargo resupply services contract with NASA. The Dragon capsule was filled with more than 2,550 kilograms of supplies, including more than 950 kg of science equipment.
For the first time in history of SpaceX, a Hungarian company called InnoStudio is participating in the scientific mission with its collaborative partner Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation (JAMSS). The company is member of the ThalesNano/Darholding Group, being one of the largest upstream technology networks in the Central European region. In frame of the experiment, a novel chemical formulation/crystallization equipment of JAMSS including chemical samples of Innostudio was launched. The demonstration equipment was installed in the ICE Cubes Facility located in the European Space Agency’s Columbus module.(more…)