Hardware and Software Development


Spanning science and engineering, our management and engineering team has designed, analyzed, fabricated, verified and operated over 150 space flight payloads. Using numerous expendable and human-rated launch vehicles, we have logged thousands of hours of operations in space.


ZIN is well versed in USA, Russian, European, Japanese and Commercial launch vehicles and on-orbit carriers. ZIN’s expertise covers the full spectrum of spaceflight hardware and software development, working under an AS9100 registered Quality Management System with CMMI Level 2 compliant software development processes and procedures.


ZIN understands that space flight hardware and payload development is a multifaceted operation involving the knowledge of and coordination between many different organizations: government, science/technologists, commercial and other hardware developers. We are well versed with the end to end process required for mission success.

  • Requirements Definition
  • Analysis and Design
  • Software Development
  • High-fidelity Mockups
  • Prototype Fabrication
  • Production
  • Flight Qualification
  • Ground Systems and Infrastructure Development, Maintenance and Operations
  • Spacecraft Integration
  • On-Orbit Hardware and Payload Operations
  • Data Process and Return to Customer
  • Disposal


Our space flight avionics and flight payload systems offer flexible-modular and multi-use facility opportunities and use to commercial and NASA customers. These flight products provide core diagnostics and data acquisition and control capabilities and products support a broad range of vehicle, research and technology development needs. Many of these systems directly support NASA space exploration and are specifically qualified for microgravity space physical, life and human research experiments, including crew-operated and externally mounted payloads:

  • Fluids, Combustion and Material Science
  • Microscopy
  • Biomedical and Biological Life Sciences
  • Glovebox – Research Carrier Payloads in Physical, Life and Human Research
  • Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Testbed Platform


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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