Nanoracks Bishop Airlock - International Space Station Trash Deployment - View #2

Nanoracks isn’t particularly clear on what its next steps are for this new technology, but the company does mention that it is looking forward to how it can integrate this new system into future commercial low Earth orbit applications. In the release, Wilson stated that Nanoracks will continue its relationship with NASA, saying “we look forward to continuing this collaboration.”


Trash disposal is an oft overlooked part of an astronaut’s day-to-day life, but its role in the smooth operations of a space station is crucial to its long term success. As crewed missions reach further into our solar system—and beyond—the successful management of waste without the wasteful and costly use of resupply vehicles will be paramount.

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