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Re: Nanoracks' Proposed New Airlock (Bishop)
« Reply #60 on: 10/04/2017 02:18 PM »
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NanoRacks raises funding for commercial airlock module
by Jeff Foust — October 3, 2017

SYDNEY — NanoRacks announced Oct. 3 that it had raised an undisclosed amount to support development of a commercial airlock module for the International Space Station.

http://spacenews.com/nanoracks-raises-funding-for-commercial-airlock-module/

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Re: Nanoracks' Proposed New Airlock (Bishop)
« Reply #61 on: 11/01/2017 07:48 AM »
Nanoracks gave a presentation about their airlock at the ISS R&D Conference 2017.
It can be downloaded here. ISS R&D 2017 - commercial airlock
[Click the paper name _ Scroll to the bottom of the pop-up window _ "Click to view" pdf link]
« Last Edit: 11/01/2017 07:50 AM by Rik ISS-fan »

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Re: Nanoracks' Proposed New Airlock (Bishop)
« Reply #62 on: 11/05/2017 12:04 AM »
After reading plans of Bartolomeo platform allowing larger external payloads if they could fit through the Bishop A/L, I've been trying to find info on how such payloads would be transferred.  How does the hand-off work?  I thought Bishop was depressurized and unberthed as a unit and held by the SSRMS.  So, I get how they are deploying the "haybale" deployers (NRSS or Lightband) but how do they move external payloads out with the arm already engaged in holding the airlock?
Shouldn't reality posts be in "Advanced concepts"?  --Nomadd

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Re: Nanoracks' Proposed New Airlock (Bishop)
« Reply #63 on: 11/05/2017 12:22 AM »
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Node 3 Port has clearance issues with the rotating Port TRRJ, hence robotics access may be an issue.

In the presentation you linked in this comment there was a slide that listed the clearance with the A/L installed on Node 3 Port to the Port HRS as 18 inches.  Linking a screencap.
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Re: Nanoracks' Proposed New Airlock (Bishop)
« Reply #64 on: 12/06/2017 03:59 PM »
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Manber: NanoRacks’ airlock module manifested for launch to the ISS in 2019. Will allow us to do more satellite deployments from the station than possible today with the Japanese module airlock. #SpaceComExpo

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/938433459944591362

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Re: Nanoracks' Proposed New Airlock (Bishop)
« Reply #65 on: 12/09/2017 10:33 AM »
Virtually all new systems suffer schedule slip.

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