The project planning and definition phases of the 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 Fluid Sciences Laboratory (FSL) in an attempt to isolate the FSL’s Facility Core Element (FCE) from the vibrations of the International Space Station (ISS).
July 10, 2009 - NEW
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) began the commissioning of the Microgravity Vibration Isolation Subsystem (MVIS) on board the International Space Station.
CSA Astronaut Bob Thirsk activated the sophisticated Canadian technology on July 10, 2009.
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