ZIN designs and operates International Space Station payloads and experiments, specializing in both pressurized and unpressurized space environments.  ZIN has over two decades of heritage providing operations for microgravity space experiment and technology demonstration experiments from the era of the now retired Russian MIR Space Station through Space Shuttle to the current operational ISS. The operations and integration team at ZIN works with hardware and software designers to develop and integrate spaceflight hardware with corresponding crew procedures, crew training programs, operational concepts, and operational planning products required to successfully and efficiently conduct on-orbit operations.


ZIN has supported near continuous operations 24 hours a day, seven days a week for more than a decade for ISS payloads and facilities.  Our staff includes specialists in payload planning, mission analysis, science definition and operations, command and control, human factors, on-orbit operations schedule development and maintenance, hardware and software engineering, data processing and archival as well as program and technology management.


In addition, the ZIN Integration & Operations team:

  • Trains and supports the Astronauts for and during on-orbit operations
  • Performs anomaly resolution and adjusts timelines for payload and science operational success
  • Capture, downlink, post process, archive and distribute experiment data including secure data dissemination


Latest News

ZIN Technologies announces first ISS operation of BCAT-KP. ZIN Technologies, a CASIS implementation partner and collaborator, is proud to announce the first ISS operation of BCAT-KP; a recurring and fast track applied science investigation platform.

NASA’s Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio leads the SCaN Testbed multi-center team. ZIN Technologies is a key contributor to NASA GRC on the SCaN Testbed which has been successfully implemented onboard the International Space Station.

Astronaut praises NASA Glenn Research Center’s role in her latest flight. In partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, ZIN Technologies created a new harness design for NASA Glenn that is much more comfortable than past harnesses – astronaut Karen Nyberg said “the design they came up with was spectacular.”



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