The NICER payload, ready for flight, on a dolly in a clean-tent at the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The payload, delivered two weeks ahead of schedule, undergoes monthly functional tests while it awaits launch on the 11th SpaceX commercial resupply mission (CRS-11) to the International Space Station.
Credit: NASA Goddard/Keith Gendreau
The Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission was built and tested at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
In addition to NASA Goddard scientists and engineers, the mission team includes the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and commercial partners, who provided spaceflight hardware.