The first MASER rocket was launched in March 1987. It is a complete, cost-effective concept for short duration microgravity research with international user participation. An experienced project team runs MASER and offers experiment modules, subsystems and frequent flight opportunities.
|Launch site||Esrange Space Center|
|Launch date||First hot count down 13 February 2012|
|Rocket type||VSB 30 rocket|
|Nominal diameter||17 inches|
|Biomics-2||Prime contractor: SSC|
PI: Podgorski et al.
|XRMON-GF||Prime contractor: SSC|
PI: Nguyen-Thi et al.
|SOURCE-2||Prime contractor: SSC|
Sub contractor: DTM Technologies
PI: Colin et al.
|Prime contractor: SSC|
Subcontractor: CCM and Dutch SpacePI: Peppelenbosch et al.
PI: Cogoli et al.
(MASER service module)
|Developed by: SSC and DLR|
Subcontractor: Techno System
|Recovery System||Developed by: DLR and Kayser-Threde|