SPACERACE is focused on making the space companies faster through standardized electromechanical products. ESA BIC supported SPACERACE for development of ATLAS – release actuators for ground testing. Release actuators for space can retain a high preload and release it on demand – for example to unfold solar arrays. They are indispensable, extremely reliable and very expensive which often prevents small to medium companies to test their products properly. Further more, SPACERACE develops UNIKA - clean,modular and lightweight device for heavy precise HDRM preloads.
Competences and capabilities
- Development and manufacturing of ATLAS release actuator
- Development of UNIKA preload device
- Mechanical and structural design, development, production and testing - all phases of product life (from requirements specification until disposal)
Major Space Projects & References
• ATLAS Release actuators (22kN) • ATLAS electronics for simultaneous control of up to 5 actuators • UNIKA Preload devices for hold down and release mechanisms