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.
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, contracted by LDRS-prime HPS.
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, contracted by HPS.
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; LDR Subsystem lead by HPS.