The HPtex Mesh in full size
Heritage

Since 2015

We are engaged in mesh developments which quickly reached their Technology Readiness Levels.

Since 2015, backed by the support through several ESA-programs, we are engaged in mesh developments which quickly reached their Technology Readiness Levels (TRL).

Applications of our meshes range from earth observation to telecommunication, from antenna engineering models (EM) to protoflight/flight models (PFM/FM), from small fixed reflectors up to very large deployable reflectors (LDR).

Most recently we received a contract for a Ka-band mesh for the Copernicus mission CIMR with satellite prime ThalesAleniaSpace (Italy) and the European Space Agency (ESA) as final customer.

A summary of recent projects

Heritage & Projects

The following list of heritage projects are just exemplarily. Numerous further examples of heritage and projects are meanwhile being added to our order book every month.
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VMESH

Project Duration
2021-2023
Contract Objective
Development of manufacturing processes for an RF reflective antenna mesh configurations suitable from Ka- to V-band
Direct Customer
HPS GmbH (DE)
End Customer
European Space Agency (ESA)
Space Program
ESA Advanced Research in Telecommunicatons Systems (ARTES)
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MESREF

Project Duration
2020-2022
Contract Objective
Delivery of a Ku-band mesh for a 1.2m lightweight reflector, built out of 3D-printed reflector ribs.
Direct Customer
HPS S.R.L. (Romania)
End Customer
European Space Agency (ESA)
Space Program
ESA General Support Technology Programme (GSTP)
LEA on CIMR animation

CIMR-B2/C/D

Project Duration
2020-2028
Contract Objective
Development of a Ka-band mesh tailored to the needs for the Large Deployable Reflector Subsystem (LDRS) of the Copernicus Earth Observation mission CIMR; delivery of 8m diameter meshes (EQM, FM1, FM2) as Customer Furnished Item (CFI) for the LDR developed/assembled by LSS.
Direct Customer
HPS GmbH (DE)
End Customer
ThalesAleniaSpace (IT) / European Space Agency (ESA)
Space Program
ESA/EU Copernicus CIMR
CIMR-B1 Sample

CIMR-B1

Project Duration
2019-2020
Contract Objective
Pre-development of a Ka-band mesh tailored to the needs for the Large Deployable Reflector Subsystem (LDRS) of the Copernicus Earth Observation mission CIMR; performance of several RF- and mechanical characterisation tests.
Direct Customer
HPS GmbH (DE)
End Customer
Airbus (SP/UK) / European Space Agency (ESA)
Space Program
ESA Copernicus CIMR
LEOB structure close

LEOB

Project Duration
2019-2021
Contract Objective
2019: Characterisation of an L-band mesh for an LDRS for the ROSE-L mission and of a Ka-band mesh for the LDRS for the CIMR mission. 2020: Production of a 8m Ka-band mesh (Engineering Model) as Customer Furnished Item (CFI) for the LDR developed/assembled by LSS.
Direct Customer
HPS GmbH (DE)
End Customer
European Space Agency (ESA)
Space Program
ESA Earth Observation Technology Program
Two scientiests in front of the LEA Mesh
Project Duration
2017-2021
Contract Objective
2017-2018: Development and characterisation of a X/Ku-band mesh for Telecom- and Earth Observation missions. 2019: Production of a 5m X/Ku-band mesh (Protoflight Model) as Customer Furnished Item (CFI) for the LDR developed/assembled by LSS.
Direct Customer
HPS GmbH (DE)
End Customer
European Commission (EC)
Space Program
Horizon 2020 (H2020)
LEA-X5 at RF Test at Airbus in Ottobrunn, December 2020
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MESNET

Project Duration
2016-2021
Contract Objective
Development and characterisation of a Ku-band mesh for Large Deployable Reflector Subsystems (LDRS). Production of a 5m Ku-band mesh (Engineering Model) for a reflective surface developed/assembled by HPS GmbH (DE) and HPS S.R.L. (RO).
Direct Customer
HPS GmbH (DE)
End Customer
European Space Agency (ESA)
Space Program
ESA Advanced Research in Telecommunicatons Systems (ARTES)