On November 2nd, 2019 Northrop Grumman launched NG-12 to the ISS from Wallops Flight Facility. Five UAB EITD designed and built Polar units, one MERLIN unit and a Cryo Chiller were launched to support science on the ISS.

On Thursday July 25th, 2019 SpaceX launched the 18th Cargo Resupply Service to the ISS from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Two ETID designed Polar units were hard mounted and powered and one Polar unit was soft stowed in the Dragon Capsule. 


NG-11 Launched to the International Space Station on April 17th 2019 from Launch Pad 0A of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. This was Northrop Grumman's first mission to late load cargo within the 24 hours prior to launch. The Cygnus' mission was to enable NASA to resupply critical items on the space station as well as deliver new science for research. EITD was responsible for providing a UAB designed GLACIER unit, Glovebox Freezer, Cryo Chiller and two Polar units for this mission on the Antares rocket. Overall around 7,600 lbs of science, research, crew supplies, and vehicle hardware were sent the the orbiting lab and crew.

On May 4th 2019 SpaceX launched the 17th Commercial Resupply Mission to the ISS (CRS-17). The Dragon cargo capsule was filled with more than 5,500 lbs of supplies, payloads, and science, including one MERLIN and one Polar unit designed and built by UAB EITD. This was the second time this particular dragon capsule had flown, it had visited the space station in August 2017 for CRS-12. The capsule will remain installed at the ISS for approximately 4 weeks before coming back to Earth. EITD engineers Dan Connor and Melissa Dooley were there along with the Jacobs team to assist in prepping and loading the MERLIN and Polar units for launch.