MISSE-15 is an external craft within the MISSE series aimed at testing various materials in the harsh environment of space. The crafts include ram, wake, zenith, and nadir exposures. (These are coordinate axes in the spacecraft-centered coordinate system.)

Craft Overview:

MISSE-15 was sent to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying MISSE sample carriers (MSC’s). These are what house the different material samples which are to be tested in the vacuum of space.

Sources and Additional Information:

  1. https://www1.grc.nasa.gov/space/iss-research/misse/#introduction
  2. https://www.issnationallab.org/research-on-the-iss/solicitations/rfp2020-3/faq/
  3. https://spaceflight101.com/dragon-spx14/misse-ff/
Full NameMaterials International Space Station Experiment – 15
Launch DateSpring 2021
Principal InvestigatorJud Ready