April 30, 2024

Space Tango Returns NG-20 and SpX-30 Science to Customers

Successful Dragon Splashdown Delivers 170 lbs of Space Tango Payloads


Lexington, Ky. (April 30, 2024) – Space Tango, a leader in microgravity data analytics, biotechnology, and manufacturing; returned science samples to  CubeLab customers today following the successful splashdown of SpaceX’s 30th Commercial Resupply Services (“CRS-30”) mission off the coast of Florida on April 30th. Nearly 170lbs of Space Tango payloads were returned from the CRS-30 launch as well as investigations launched earlier this year on NG-20.

“Space Tango is committed to delivering viable science and powerful data to our customers.  Space Tango’s automation, combined with our cadence of launch and return, demonstrates a system-level commitment to efficiency through all phases of flight,” said Space Tango CEO S. Sita Sonty. “We’re excited to share our customers’ findings and advance our portfolio of capability.” 

Among the investigations returned is a high-capacity CubeLab investigation returning 588 biological samples from Encapsulate, the University of San Diego Stem Cell Institute, The University of Notre Dame, Mithrilome, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Space Tango also retrieved investigations from STEM partners Higher Orbits and The Quest Institute, LambdaVision, and the University of Connecticut. 

Space Tango’s next launch is on Northrop Grumman’s 21st Commercial Resupply Services (“NG-21”) mission to the International Space Station (“ISS”) and is currently scheduled for August of this year.


About Space Tango

Space Tango is an industry leader in automated systems in the pursuit of health and technology manufacturing in space. Since 2017, Space Tango has provided facilities to support iterative R&D and manufacturing in microgravity environments. Through an integrated and intuitive approach, Space Tango works alongside its diverse partner base to embrace pathways to production. For more information, visit www.spacetango.com.

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