Sierra Lobo’s CryoCube Successfully Passes Vibration Testing at NASA KSC

Sierra Lobo’s CryoCube cubesat has successfully undergone vibration testing at NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

CryoCube is a 3U cubesat designed and built by Sierra Lobo in partnership with NASA KSC. Its first flight will demonstrate a deployable Sun/Earth shield, achieve cryogenic temperature in the payload, liquefy a compressed gas, and use sensors to monitor temperature and pressure in the payload. After its first flight, the platform will be ready to be used to generate data in support of long-duration missions with cryogens, or, in the longer term, propellant depots and in-situ resource utilization.

CryoCube is scheduled to launch on October 19, 2019, from Wallops Island, Virginia, with other cubesats in NASA’s ELaNa 25 on Northrup Grumman’s Antares launch vehicle. It will go to the International Space Station (ISS) and then, early next year, be deployed through the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer in the Kibo Module airlock.

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CryoCube on the vibe table inside the NanoRacks deployer


CryoCube on the vibe table inside the NanoRacks deployer