1st Detect: TRACER 1000

Founded in 1984, Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ) flew its renowned SPACEHAB spacecraft 24 times over 23 years while providing microgravity experimentation design, equipment & services to NASA and the international partners of the International Space Station (ISS).
Under a Space Act Agreement, Astrotech’s team developed a miniature mass spectrometer (MS) to monitor air quality on the International Space Station (ISS) starting in 2004.
Astrotech officially incorporated 1st Detect, Inc. in 2007 to commercialize the ISS developed MS technology for non-space-related applications such as explosives and narcotics detection.
The 1st Detect technology has revolutionized the Security & Detection industry by providing a space-age laboratory performance instrument that is extremely accurate but can be operated by non-technicians, is desktop size, low power, and low price.