The MUSES platform provides accommodations for two large and two small hosted payloads. MUSES is attached at the ELC-4 (EXPRESS Logistics Carriers) starboard of the ISS (Figure 2 1). This is a space-based, Earth-pointing platform providing position sensing, data downlink, and other core services for each payload attitude control. DESIS has a mass of ~88 kg and is integrated in one of the large containers. Two gimbals allow a rotation of the whole MUSES platform around two axes resulting in ±25° forward / backward view, 45° backboard (port) view and 5° starboard view. Together with the POI of the DESIS instrument a ±40° along track viewing is possible. The platform is equipped with a star tracker (sampling rate 10 Hz) and a MIMU (Miniature Inertial Measurement Unit) (sampling rate 50 Hz) providing a 10 Hz attitude measurement after filtering. ISS GPS data provide position and velocity vectors and time tags (sampling rate 1 Hz) within the BAD (Broadcast Ancillary Data). The predicted viewing capability of MUSES, when operating at the ISS orbit inclination of 51.6°, will enable the DESIS instrument to scan the majority of the populated Earth.