SPACE Heritage - Tailored Stepper Motors for Space Applications
A perfect fit for your project:
With 25 years of space heritage and over 300 motors in space we know how to optimise weight, power consumption, thermal dissipation and stray magnetic flux without sacrificing precision or reliability.
Our technology drives applications in projects of:
Space Project Selection:
BepiColombo - MERTIS (due to launch in 2015)
MErcury Radiometer and Thermal Infrared Spectrometer
for: Polish Academy of Science (PAS), DLR, ESA
MAVEN is a NASA Mars scout mission carrying eight instruments designed to orbit Mars and explore its upper atmosphere.
for: LASP, NASA
Mars rover CURIOSITY - ChemCam (2012)
phytron stepper motor focuses laser and the analysis camera
Phytron's VSS stepper motors enhance Curiosity's vision: phytron's VSS technology focuses the laser light and the analysis camera inside the ChemCam instrument on the sample. The VSS stepper motor series excels in reliability, durability, vacuum compatibility and minimal outgassing rates. The VSS motor is optimised for mechanical friendly smooth running and is capable of precise positioning even without feedback or complex electronics.
for: PI MICOS, NASA
Mirror rotation in Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph
motor: VSS 32
for: NASA / ESA
A perfect fit for Kayser-Threde and HTS
Shutter calibration mechanism as part
EnMAP is built under contract of the German Space Agency DLR with funds of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology.
for: HTS, Kayser-Threde
KOMPSAT S/C mission
A perfect fit for EADS Astrium.
High precision positional actuator for the X-Band Downlink Antenna developed for the KOMPSAT S/C.
for: EADS, ASTRIUM
The sun in 3D
motor: VSS 19
for: NASA + The Johns Hopkins University
Rosetta - Cosima (2004)
Cometary Secondary Ion Mass Analyser
motor: stepper motors VSS19
for: Max-Max-Planck-Institut, Extraterrestrische Physik München
XMM-Newton - EPIC (2000)
European Photon Imaging Camera (EPIC)
for: Max-Max-Planck-Institut, Extraterrestrische Physik München, ESA
for: Max-Planck-Institut, Heidelberg, ESA, NASA
Indian Remote Sensing Satellite-P2