iButtonLink and Partner Launch Sensors into Space
A partnership with Rhodium Scientific furthers microgravity research.
NG-14 launch. Credits: NASA Wallops/Patrick Black
WHITEWATER, WISCONSIN, October 5, 2020: iButtonLink’s new SeriousSensors™ line of data loggers has launched – all the way to the International Space Station (ISS). Four new orbital data loggers arrived at the ISS onboard Northrup Grumman CRS-14, which departed from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia, on October 2, 2020.
The data loggers will monitor biological experiments supported by Rhodium Scientific and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, part of the Department of Defense. The new SeriousSensors™ data logger is the first product developed in collaboration with Rhodium Scientific, LLC, of Houston, an official space-flight implementation partner of the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.
“Since I watched Neil Armstrong first walk on the Moon when I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of being a part of the space program. I’m proud and excited that our new SeriousSensors™ data loggers were selected for this mission,” says Rob Olson, President of iButtonLink. “Rhodium Scientific, and through extension NASA, have been excellent partners in this dream come true,”
The NASA-reviewed model of the data logger will enable the microgravity research community to monitor critical environmental data in future missions, with the help of the Rhodium Scientific Team.
“iButtonLink’s focus on rapid customization and their history of industrial strength products made them the best choice for this project,” says Olivia Gamez Holzhaus, CEO and founder of Rhodium Scientific.
About iButtonLink: Founded in 2003, iButtonLink Technology creates and manufactures custom sensor solutions for clients worldwide. Applications include data center infrastructure for Fortune 500 clients to small university studies across the globe.
About Rhodium Scientific: Founded in 2014, Rhodium Scientific is a biotechnology company specializing in life science, mission operations, and hardware services for terrestrial and microgravity research. Rhodium offers mission-science resources and strategic partnerships to effectively navigate the unique challenges of space-based research.
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