Kayser Italia
is a Small Medium Enterprise (SME), a private independent aerospace system engineering company, owned by Dr. Valfredo Zolesi’s family. It has been incorporated in 1986, and since 1995 it is 100% Italian property.

 

 


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ISS Payload Design & Operation Safety


Livorno, Italy – Kayser Italia will host the "International Space Station Payload Design & Operation Safety" training course in Livorno (Italy), on 24-27 March 2015. The training course will be held by Tommaso Sgobba (ESA Ret. – Flight Safety Chair) and Paul Kirkpatrick (NASA – Ground Safety Chair). More information on the course can be found on our event page .

 

 

 

 

  


 

T-Cell Activation in Aging  - Second flight


Cape Canaveral, Florida – On January 10th SpaceX successfully conducted a second attempt to launch its Falcon 9 rocket, tasked with sending the CRS-5/SpX-5 Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. A total of 577 kilograms (1,272 lb) of scientific hardware is being carried within the Dragon capsule. Among them, the ”T-Cell Activation in Aging  - Second flight” experiment developed by Kayser Italia in the frame of an ESA-NASA cooperation. This experiment is the second flight in a two-part investigation. The first T-Cell Activation in Aging experiment flew to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX-3 on April 18, 2014. For this second experiment flight, Kayser Italia was commissioned by ESA to provide the experiment units and containers, as well as to support all ground and pre-launch/return activities. The experiment investigates the early molecular pathway involved in the human immune system depression in space, a phenomena that occur during aging but also while the astronauts are in microgravity conditions. The launch, initially planned on December, 16th , due to several technical reasons was delayed to December, 19th, then to January, 6th and finally to January, 10th. Two teams of Kayser Italia specialists supported all these pre-launch activities.

More information are available on the press release NIH-1a: A Biology experiment for the ISS 

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 Aging Research has more Space


Cape Canaveral, Florida – On April, 18th  the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket had been successfully launched, placing the Dragon capsule on the way for the International Space Station. The capsule, among the over-2-tons of supplies and scientific material, also transported the ”T-Cell Activation in Aging”, an experiment developed by Kayser Italia in the frame of an ESA-NASA cooperation. In particular, Kayser Italia
was commissioned by ESA to provide the experiment units and containers, as well as to support all ground and pre-launch/return activities. The experiment investigates the early molecular pathway involved in the human immune system depression in space, a phenomena that occur during aging but also while the astronauts are in microgravity conditions. 

During the in-orbit operations the samples had been placed in the KUBIK incubator in the European Columbus module, at  a temperature of 37° C. Finally, after a predefined period, the NASA astronaut Ricky Mastracchio performed both the cell activations and the sample fixation. On Monday April, 21st At 19:45 CET the samples have been safely stored in the MELFI, the station on-board freezer. The NIH samples will remain at a controlled temperature till the re-entry on Earth of the Dragon capsule, actually scheduled at May, 18th 2014. 

The mission, also known as CRS-3, is the third SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission to the International Space Station. The launch, initially planned on March, 12th , was delayed a few times due to several technical reasons. A team of Kayser Italia specialists supported all these pre-launch activities.

More information are available on the press release NIH-1a: A Biology experiment for the ISS 

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