The NREP-1 mission was a piece of equipment designed to act as a gateway between the inside of the International Space Station (ISS) and the extreme environment of space.
NREP-1 was designed to test the capabilities of of advanced electronics and materials. Once section of the structure would be exposed to the vacuum of space in order to test the durability and functionality of various test objects.
Results of the Mission:
The mission was ultimately unsuccessful.
On August 19, 2015, the Japanese HTV-5 was launched with NREP-1 aboard. In the Spring of 2016, NREP-1 was installed on slot 4 of the Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility (JEM-EF).
Sources and Additional Information:
|Full Name||NanoRacks External Platform|
|Launch Date||August 19, 2015|
|Principal Investigator||Jud Ready|