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Bone Densitometer (BD)

Bone Densitometer (BD)

The Redwire Bone Densitometer measures X-ray absorption by bone and soft tissue and reports bone density in mice. It can also quickly determine soft-tissue density, lean/fat ratio, and total animal mass (i.e., weighing mice in space). It is particularly useful for bone loss and muscle wasting studies.

Quantitative measures of bone and muscle loss in mice during orbital space flight are needed for the development of countermeasures for crew members by NASA and for bone-loss syndromes on Earth by commercial entities. Planned studies, academic and commercial, require on-orbit analytical methods – including bone and muscle densitometry.

The “gold standard” of bone density measurement is Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) in which the absorption of X-rays is quantified at two key X-ray energies (35kV, 80kV). This method is used to calculate absolute bone density, ing/cm2 , in humans, mice and other laboratory animals.

Star Field Simulator

Star Field Simulator

The Redwire Space Star Field Simulator is a hardware in the loop simulator that provides as-you-fly operation of the Redwire Model 82920 Star Tracker in a simulated night sky enviroment. The Star Field Simulator offers several modes including predefined flight through user-defined night sky segments, externally driven orientation used in a closed-loop environment, and prerecorded night sky tracking data. This mode flexibility enables the star field simulator to accelerate the entire vehicle flight control development cycle from initial star tracker integration to full flight simulations. For example, flight systems engineers can use the star field simulator to explore operational scenarios such as different rates of motion, vehicle control scenarios, or pointing transitions.

Eagle.Eye Star Tracker

Eagle.Eye Star Tracker

The Eagle.Eye Star Tracker has been developed by Redwire-Space for high performance LEO & GEO applications. Its modular form factor enables optimal placement of its components on a spacecraft to support a wide variety of missions. The Eagle.Eye leverages 50+ years of star tracker heritage and possesses excellent radiation tolerance to
enable 10 & 18 year life for LEO and GEO missions, respectively.

3D Biofabrication Facility

3D Biofabrication Facility

The Redwire 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF) is the first American system capable of manufacturing human tissue in the microgravity condition of space. Utilizing adult human cells (such as pluripotent or stem cells), the system can create viable tissue in space through technology that enables it to precisely place and build ultra-fine layers of bioink.

Advanced Space Experiment Processor (ADSEP)

Advanced Space Experiment Processor (ADSEP)

The Redwire Space Advanced Space Experiment Processor (ADSEP) is a fully automated, multi-use single middeck locker processing facility used to conduct a variety of life and physical-science research and small-batch production. The ADSEP facility contains three independent thermal zones, each accommodating one “mini-laboratory” cassette, and an internal computer that controls the processing of all three cassettes. Each cassette housing is designed to provide up to 2-levels of containment for each experiment, which allows for experiments that are an HRL-2. The facility is agnostic to the content of the cassettes. Therefore, completely independent studies can be run in different cassettes simultaneously. The cassettes are “hot swappable”, enabling crews to successfully run disparate experiments back-to-back.

ARGUS Vision System

Introducing the Redwire Space ARGUS Vision System, a camera system for spaceflight situational awareness, navigation, inspection, and visual applications. This highly flexible space camera system is a modular imaging system upon a set of upscreened COTS hardware for space.

Multi-Use Variable-Gravity Platform

The Redwire Space Multi-use Variable-gravity Platform (MVP) is a technology that enables users to conduct research and small batch manufacturing in space using a wide variety of sample types. Since the first MVP unit launched to the station in 2018, and the second in 2019, they have been used for research with fruit flies, heart cells, bacteria, tissue chips and cement.

Rigid Panel Solar Arrays

Rigid Panel Solar Array Systems

Redwire Space provides a multitude of high-heritage rigid panel solar array systems that are scalable from 50W to over 15kW per wing, and in a variety of stowed and deployable configurations, and yoke / offset structure standoff configurations. Redwire rigid panel solar array systems offer the advantages of economy and rapid production times in a lightweight and powerful package.

Solar Arrays - FACT

Flexible Advanced Concentrator Technology (FACT)

Redwire Space has developed and patented a high-performance Flexible Advanced Concentrator Technology (FACT) that significantly reduces the overall cost of space solar array systems by replacing every other row of solar cells with low-cost, lightweight deployable mirror elements.