About the Materials International Space Station Experiment Facility

MISSE Provides Affordable, Unparalleled Pure Science Testing

The Materials International Space Station (ISS) Experiment (MISSE) Flight Facility is a commercially-available materials research facility at the ISS. MISSE offers unprecedented access to space, unparalleled pure science testing, and all at an affordable cost.

A variety of industries can benefit from testing on MISSE, including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing - UV material impact studies
  • Automotive - UV material impact studies; Paint studies;
  • Aeronautics - Aircraft; Flight Hardware, coatings, solar cell
  • Energy - Solar Cell calibration; UV impact studies; component endurance
  • Space: Spacecraft - Flight Hardware; Astronaut Clothing and protection
  • Transportation - UV material Impact studies; heat studies

Types of testing available to you on MISSE include:

  • Atomic oxygen
  • Radiation exposure
    • High Energy
    • Low Energy
    • Solar Radiation
  • Vacuum testing
  • Zero gravity
  • Extreme temperatures