OverviewWindows Observational Research Facility

The Window Observational Research Facility ( WORF) Rack is a unique facility designed for use with the US Lab Destiny Module research quality window.

WORF will provide valuable resources for Earth Science payloads along with serving the purpose of protecting the lab window.  The facility can be used for remote sensing instrumentation test and validation in a shirt sleeve environment. WORF payloads will be able to conduct terrestrial studies utilizing the data collected from utilizing WORF and the lab window. 

WORF not only provides the necessary access to the window itself but also the power, data, cooling and mounting connections required for science instruments to operate.

The Window Observational Research Facility is available for International Space Station National Laboratory payload usage.


Visit: International Space Station National Laboratory 

“The Window Observational Research Facility (WORF) and Remote Sensing From the International Space Station." - This videWindows Observational Research Facility image 2o that describes the remote sensing capabilities of the International Space Station (ISS) utilizing the United States Laboratory "Destiny" module science window and the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF).

ISS WORF Video (Part 1 of 2)

ISS WORF Video (Part 2 of 2)

WORF Patch Description

For more information, please contact:

MSFC WORF Project Manager: Sean Thompson
(256) 544-5592