Features:

  • Can carry payloads that are incompatible with experiments on ISS, e.g., liquid oxygen or liquid hydrogen
  • Attitude control/sunshield combination provides temperatures in experiment unit below 100 K, or below 30 K with addition of active cooling
  • Supports long duration (multiple month) experiments

Potential experiment payloads

  • Cryogenic fluid management
  • Sensors, e.g., for mass gauging
  • Liquid acquisition devices
  • Boiling and condensation physics
  • Imaging with cooled focal planes
  • Superconductivity

Sierra Lobo will provide a CryoCube™ to NASA Kennedy Space Center for a CubeSat Launch Initiative mission