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Monday, 22 April 2013 06:04


The AstroMast® is a self-deploying structure for spacecraft. It is a versatile product space proven with more than 50 successful deployments on programs such as MILSTAR, DMSP, Olympus, Mars Odyssey, GOES, and INSAT. It provides high performance in a coilable longeron mast and is available in a variety of sizes and configurations to suit your specific program needs.

The AstroMast is an extremely stiff and lightweight structure that can be manufactured in deployed diameters from 15 to 75 centimeters and as low as six kilograms mass.


Organisation: Astro Aerospace

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Monday, 22 April 2013 05:44

Astro Aerospace

Astro Aerospace is a business venture of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

Since 1958, Astro Aerospace has been creating technologies used in space deployable structures. Astro Aerospace, is located in the USA, in Carpinteria and Goleta, California. Astro Aerospace specializes in a diverse array of products from reflectors to antennas to extendible and foldable structures.

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Thursday, 18 April 2013 11:48


CRISA (Computadoras, Redes e Ingeniería, S.A.) is a Spanish company founded in 1985 to design and manufacture electronic equipment and software for space applications: satellites, launchers, orbital infrastructure and space transportation vehicles. In 2000, CRISA became part of the EADS Astrium group.

CRISA, employs (in 2013) more than 390 people. The company has played a relevant role in several ESA's scientific and Earth observation missions, developing payload processors and hardware and software controllers: data processing units, control units, power conditioning and distribution units, ground segment and test bench equipment.

All of these developments play a vital role in monitoring the Earth's environmental conditions, the observation of natural events, as well as the scientific research of the Universe, the Moon, comets and planets. Some of the main programs that carry this equipment onboard include the Meteosat Second Generation, MetOp, Rosetta, Mars and Venus Express, Herschel, Planck, GOCE, ATV vehicles, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity or Ariane 5 and Vega launchers. Presently, more than 25 projects are being undertaken for future upcoming missions like Ingenio, Paz, LISA Pathfinder, Gaia, Sentinel-2&3, BepiColombo, EathCARE, Solar Orbiter or Metosat Third Generation among others.

CRISA is also very active in telecommunication satellites developing various electronic units for communications satellite platform like Eurostar E3000, AlphaBus and SmallGEO.

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Saturday, 06 April 2013 20:09

APCO Technologies

APCO Technologies is specialised in the design and manufacture of high quality mechanical and electromechanical equipment for the space, and nuclear industries. APCO Technologies is mainly project oriented and provides  solutions to customer's specific requirements.

APCO Technologies performs feasibility studies, thermal and mechanical analysis, detailed design, hardware development, as well as the manufacturing, integration and testing of the equipment it develops.

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Sunday, 06 January 2013 13:39

COM DEV International

COM DEV International Ltd. is a global designer and manufacturer of space hardware.

COM DEV is a leader in the production of space-qualified passive microwave equipment, specialized electronics and optical subsystems. In 2012 the company has over 1,100 employees at facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Monday, 05 November 2012 05:20

RUAG Space

RUAG Space is a large provider of space technology in Europe. It develops, manufactures and tests subsystems and equipment for satellites and launch vehicles. With divisions located in Switzerland, Sweden and Austria, RUAG Space offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services for institutional and commercial space missions. RUAG Space is a long lasting partner for satellite and launcher primes worldwide.

RUAG Space is the Space Division of the Swiss technology group RUAG. With seven sites, located in Switzerland (Zurich, Emmen and Nyon), Sweden (Gothenburg, Linköping) and Austria (Vienna, Berndorf), RUAG Space employs around 1,100 people and posted sales of 283 million Swiss Francs in 2010.

RUAG Space is developing and producing a wide range of products for the space industry. See:


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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 06:02


Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. Its headquarters are located at Bournemouth Airport, Dorset, United Kingdom.

The company was established in the 1940s. 


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Tuesday, 30 October 2012 06:50

Astrolab Inc.

Astrolab, Inc. provides the military, space, commercial and other electronic industries with state-of-the-art RF and microwave components.

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Monday, 29 October 2012 06:37

Gilat Satellite Networks

Gilat Satellite Networks is a company headquartered in Israel that develops and sells VSAT satellite ground stations and related equipment.

Gilat Satellite Networks was founded in 1987. In 2000, Gilat introduced an innovation involving VSAT technology allowing remote locations, such as the Havasupai Reservation in Arizona and rural communities in Brazil, to access the internet at high speeds. In 2011 Gilat announced the creation of a new division expanding its presence in the U.S. defense market.

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Sunday, 28 October 2012 06:24


Safran S.A. is a French multinational aircraft & rocket engine, aerospace component and security company.

It was formed by a merger between the aircraft & rocket engine manufacturer and aerospace component manufacturer group SNECMA and the security company SAGEM in 2005. Its headquarters are located in Paris.

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