Get Started!

Get Started!

Tell us about your experiment and research goals by contacting us via email or filling in the Your Experiment form. Or you can just shoot us a question on Twitter or LinkedIn. We are open for everything, from a wild idea to a ready-to-fly experiment.

Feasibility

Feasibility

We will evaluate the feasibility of your experiment and help you define the system / operational requirements and possible launch windows. You will receive the necessary documents to design your experiment inside an ICE Cube.

Development

Development

You can develop your own experiment in one of the standard form factors. For this, you will want to use the set of interface standards and safety requirements defined on this website. Our standard service will provide you with limited assistance during payload development. We can, however, offer you additional assistance in technical development and/or verification of the payload if you would want it.

Integrated Tests

Integrated Tests

Our ground model of the ICE Cubes facility will be available for you to perform integrated tests for verification of all requirements and operational procedures. We will also review your payload for the following: Interfaces Communications Operations Data Management Safety

Agency and Launcher Contact

Agency and Launcher Contact

We will interface with the space agency and the launcher for all reviews of your payload. We book your flight and take care of the launch administration. As our customer, you only have to be in contact with us, we will do the rest for you.

Launch!

Launch!

Once all the steps above have been completed, it is finally time! T-3…2…1…Liftoff!

In-Flight

In-Flight

Upon arrival at the International Space Station, your Experiment Cube will be installed into the ICE Cubes Facility ready for operation. When it is time to start your experiment, the ICE Cubes Mission Control Centre will run your experiment according to your predefined operations plan.

Mission Complete!

Mission Complete!

Congratulations! Let the science begin!

Return / Disposal

Return / Disposal

You have completed your Experiment Cubes mission! Now you may choose to either have the Experiment Cube returned to you or dispose it. In any case, you will receive all resulting flight data.