Space Catalog Adds YURI Microgravity Experiment Hardware

Yuri microgravity

Yuri provides a variety of opportunities for microgravity research

Meckenbeuren, Germany – August 4, 2020 – yuri GmbH announced today that they have joined the Orbital Transports partner network and will offer their modular experiment hardware and services for microgravity research through the Space Catalog. yuri offers a growing portfolio of off-the-shelf, flight-proven, reusable modules suitable for conducting microgravity experiments ranging from growing cell cultures in three dimensions and studying protein crystallization, to understanding fluid dynamics and interfacial phenomenon in the absence of gravity.

“Research in microgravity helps us understand the inner workings of biological and physical systems and therefore enables advancements in pharmaceutical development, biotechnology, agriculture and material science,” said Philipp Schulien, Chief Technology Officer for yuri. “Our experiment modules enable researchers studying molecular and cellular processes to explore the unique properties of the microgravity environment.”

“While life sciences microgravity research can be conducted aboard the International Space Station, with this partnership we are expanding the capabilities of commercial small satellites as life sciences microgravity research platforms,” stated David Hurst, Orbital Transports’ CEO. “This opens up an entire new product area for us, and we plan to carry additional products for microgravity research in the near future.”

The Space Catalog is Orbital Transports’ digital portal for the smallsat industry showcasing some of the industry’s most innovative and reliable companies. The catalog features smallsat buses, COTS hardware components, ground station services and mission operations software, orbital transfer services, hosted payloads, satellite servicing and refueling technologies, and now products and services for conducting biotech and microgravity experiments in space. The Space Catalog provides a convenient go-to resource to check out the latest and greatest that the smallsat industry has to offer.

About yuri

Founded in 2019, yuri enables research in microgravity for any industry. They develop fully automated mini-labs the size of a wallet and launch them for customers to the International Space Station (ISS), on orbital and suborbital spacecraft, and on parabolic flights. The founders Maria Birlem, Christian Bruderrek, Philipp Schulien and Mark Kugel build on more than 25 years combined engineering experience in the space industry and have successfully executed 9 missions to the ISS during their former roles at Airbus in Germany. For more information about yuri, contact Philipp Schulien, Chief Technology Officer, or Mark Kugel, Chief Commercial Officer, call +49 7542 5084954, email, or visit

About Orbital Transports

Located in Chicago, Orbital Transports delivers complete small satellite programs from initial concept through completed mission. The company handles end-to-end space logistics by managing the complex operations involving the space vehicles, human resources, facilities, and services required for successful space missions. For more information about their small satellite mission services, becoming a member of their partner network, or having your products and services considered for the Space Catalog, contact David Hurst at +1 (773) 218-6151,, or visit