Here's some good info on the GOLD2 connectors used on Bishop (also used on MISSE-FF and Bartolomeo).
I'm less sure MISSE-FF also uses the GOLD2 interface, I think it might use a smaller GOLD interface.But it's a nice document and both Bishop Airlock and Bartolomeo host GOLD2 payloads.
Quote from: Rik ISS-fan on 12/24/2020 09:11 pmI'm less sure MISSE-FF also uses the GOLD2 interface, I think it might use a smaller GOLD interface.But it's a nice document and both Bishop Airlock and Bartolomeo host GOLD2 payloads.Here's a photo of MISSE-FF samples inside the ISS - the connectors would appear to be GOLD2 interfaces, except they are black in colour rather than blue/gold.
Woohoo!!! @Nanoracks #BishopAirlock pressurization and leak check is complete! ✅ She passed with flying colors!!! Next step is Node 3 hatch opening and crew ingress which is scheduled for Monday morning.
I don't think I've seen this NanoRacks patent from a few months ago discussed https://uspto.report/patent/app/20200156810Looks like they're considering Bishop follow-ons (likely in the form of additional cylinder segments between Bishop itself and ISS) for FRAM-mounted payloads and human EVA. The human EVA part is interesting as previous official diagrams showed them favoring a stretched single-piece airlock for humans
🛰LIVE THREAD🛰At 8:05 am CST we will be doing a live downlink with ISS crew members Shannon Walker where the Nanoracks team will be asking questions about the new installed Bishop Airlock and commercialization in space!