HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — August 3rd, 2023 — As the 2023 International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) in Seattle rolls into its third day, yesterday’s presentations underscored the vital role the space station plays in advancing research and technology development. These endeavors do more than extend humanity’s reach into the cosmos; they foster a sustainable and prosperous market in low Earth orbit (LEO).
One of the day’s most engrossing sessions came from Tec-Masters, Inc.’s Scott Gilley, who introduced the attendees to MaRVIn, Tec-Masters’ novel experimental processing system for the International Space Station (ISS). MaRVIn, an acronym for Microgravity Research for Versatile Investigations, is a unique and intricate system designed to streamline a myriad of scientific investigations in the microgravity environment of the ISS.
Scott, a seasoned spaceflight payload developer at Tec-Masters, detailed how MaRVIn is engineered to provide scientists with a low-cost and efficient means to conduct diverse experiments, including material properties studies, molten materials behavior characterization, and chemical reaction management, among others. As an ISS National Lab Implementation Partner, Tec-Masters, Inc. plays a critical role in the advancement of payload development and integration.
For additional information, visuals from the conference, and an in-depth look at MaRVIn’s capabilities, please refer to the ISS article at ISSRDC 2023 Day 2 Highlight