Iss National Laboratory

Since 2011, the ISS National Lab has selected more than 200 ISS research projects. Working together with NASA, the ISS National Lab aims to advance the nation’s leadership in commercial space, pursue groundbreaking science not possible on Earth, and leverage the space station to inspire the next generation.

The International Space Station is an unprecedented achievement in global human endeavors to conceive, plan, build, operate, and utilize a research platform in space. With assembly of station at completion, continuity of visiting vehicles, and support of a full-time crew of six, the era of utilization for research advances.

The first decade of the International Space Station was the decade of construction. The second decade moved from initial studies to fully using the capabilities of the orbiting laboratory. We have now entered the decade of results. With more than 20 years of experiments conducted on station, more breakthroughs are materializing than ever before.

Voyager is building the first continuously crewed, free-flying, commercial space station to serve NASA and space agencies around the globe. Leveraging innovative technologies, Starlab is designed with accessible infrastructure tools to conduct investigations, advance scientific discovery, and foster industrial activity in microgravity.

Under a NASA Space Act Agreement, Northrop Grumman’s vision for a commercial free-flying space station in low Earth orbit (LEO) focuses on a delivering a safe, reliable and cost-effective solution that will continue the work of the International Space Station (ISS), enabling a smooth transition to commercial operations. Northrop Grumman envisions an accessible marketplace, optimized and tailored to support a variety of customers across multiple markets.

Designed for use cases and ideas never before possible, Orbital Reef unlocks LEO by reducing cost and complexity for new kinds of customers. We provide end-to-end services, standard interfaces, and technical support needed by space flight novices: planning, payload development, training, transportation, data analysis, and security for your people or payloads (or both).