Microgravity Vibration Isolation Subsystem (MVIS)

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The project planning and definition phases of the Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL)/MVIS Project began in 1998 when the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) initiated discussions regarding a collaborative project targeted to adapting the CSA's Microgravity Vibration Isolation Mount (MIM) for use in the ESA FSL in an attempt to isolate the FSL's Facility Core Element (FCE) from the vibrations of the International Space Station (ISS).

What's New


The CSA began the commissioning of the MVIS on board the ISS.

CSA Astronaut Bob Thirsk activated the sophisticated Canadian technology on July 10, 2009. For more information...