Our expertise
for your experiment

Simple

Your experience will be simple because we take care of safety, launch and installation

Affordable

Your experiment development cost will be low because you can use commercial components exploiting the most advanced technologies

Quick Development

Your development process will be as quick as you want it to be, because you will be the developer. Of course, we are here if you need any help

Your Rules

Your experiment will be done correctly because you will be in the operator’s seat!

Next Launch of
Ice Cubes to ISS

News

Win your ICE Cubes space experiment ticket through the Space Exploration Masters competition: click here! For

The newly installed International Commercial Experiments Cubes – ICE Cubes for short – facility will

What an inspirational evening yesterday 12-Jul at the inauguration event of our ICE Cubes Service

The ICE Cubes facility for research & technology was installed today in Europe's space laboratory

The ICE Cubes Facility reached its destination of the International Space Station on 24 May

At 10:44 CEST (08:44) OA-9 launched successfully today 21 May bringing our ICE Cubes service

While waiting in excitement for Sunday's launch of the ICE Cubes facility to the ISS,

The ICE Cubes facility is launching on the Orbital ATK 9th cargo mission to the

The ICE Cubes service was presented at the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Upcoming Events

Location: Space Applications Services, Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, BE. Event title: ICE Cubes inauguration event.

Location: ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL. Event title: ESA Industry Space Days.

Location: San Francisco, US. Event title: ISS R&D conference.

Location: Liege, Belgium. Event title: EUFOAM 2018.

What is
ICE Cubes?

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ICE Cubes Service is a simple and cost-effective way for your experiment or technology to fly onboard the International Space Station

Our team of experts have gained lots of experience in developing and coordinating experiments for the European Space Agency research experiments. At Space Applications Services we believe more people should have access to flight opportunities and with ICE Cubes we have made this possible

What is innovative about ICE Cubes?
The ICE Cubes Facility is a capable experiment platform that offers flexibility to host many different experiments. During flight, users are able to have near real-time telemetry and telecommanding capabilities with the Experiment Cube from any location with an internet connection
What kind of experiments or research can be done?
Our service is particularly suited 1) for raising the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of components by in orbit demonstration, 2) for any scientific research related to microgravity or space environment and 3) for STEM education. Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) can be applied in applications of opto-electronics, micro-electronics, chemistry, biotechnology / bioengineering, tools manufacturing. Microfluidic lab-on-a-chip can be used in cell, molecular, microbiology, pharmaco-chemical research applications
What is included and excluded in the standard service?
Our standard service is the support to experiment design, test, launch and on-orbit operations as illustrated in the Your Roadmap page. We are available to provide you with additional assistance during payload development. Please contact us at icecubes@spaceapplications.com and let us know how we can help!
What are the possible form factors I can use?
You are welcome to choose amongst the standard form factors as illustrated in the Overview page or you can propose a customized form factor. Of course, the feasibility of your custom form factor will depend on any overlap with other experiments
How often does ICE Cubes Service launch payloads?
The service will launch Experiment Cubes approximately 4 months.
How long is the payload development process and flight manifest?
You may develop your payload at your own pace. Launch manifesting needs about 9 to 12 months notice.
How long is a typical mission?
The basis mission of an Experiment Cube will last 4 months. Longer missions can be accommodated.
How do I start using the ICE Cubes Service?
First, please tell us about your experiment and research goals by writing to icecubes@spaceapplications.com or by using the form (above). Then, we will contact you to see how we can help you fly!
What is innovative about ICE Cubes?

The ICE Cubes Facility is a capable experiment platform that offers flexibility to host many different experiments. During flight, users are able to have near real-time telemetry and telecommanding capabilities with the Experiment Cube from any location with an internet connection

What kind of experiments or research can be done?

Our service is particularly suited 1) for raising the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of components by in orbit demonstration, 2) for any scientific research related to microgravity or space environment and 3) for STEM education. Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) can be applied in applications of opto-electronics, micro-electronics, chemistry, biotechnology / bioengineering, tools manufacturing. Microfluidic lab-on-a-chip can be used in cell, molecular, microbiology, pharmaco-chemical research applications

What is included and excluded in the standard service?

Our standard service is the support to experiment design, test, launch and on-orbit operations as illustrated in the Your Roadmap page. We are available to provide you with additional assistance during payload development. Please contact us at icecubes@spaceapplications.com and let us know how we can help!

What are the possible form factors I can use?

You are welcome to choose amongst the standard form factors as illustrated in the Overview page or you can propose a customized form factor. Of course, the feasibility of your custom form factor will depend on any overlap with other experiments

How often does ICE Cubes Service launch payloads?

The service will launch Experiment Cubes approximately 4 months.

How long is the payload development process and flight manifest?

You may develop your payload at your own pace. Launch manifesting needs about 9 to 12 months notice.

How long is a typical mission?

The basis mission of an Experiment Cube will last 4 months. Longer missions can be accommodated.

How do I start using the ICE Cubes Service?

First, please tell us about your experiment and research goals by writing to icecubes@spaceapplications.com or by using the form (above). Then, we will contact you to see how we can help you fly!

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