Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space-built space freezer MELFI installed onboard the ISS

The second Airbus Defence and Space-built space freezer MELFI (Minus Eighty Degree Laboratory Freezer) is successfully installed onboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Airbus Defence and Space has developed and built three MELFI units for ESA. In July 2006, the first unit, MELFI-1, was flown to the ISS on the STS-121 mission. MELFI-3 is planned to reach the ISS with one of the last shuttle flights in mid-2010.

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