TAI's News & Blog

TAI's News Page provides updates on important aerospace, commercial, and research programs using our thermal strap products, and covers other helpful topics including: how to draft strap specifications and SOW's, helping you through the strap design and ordering processes, and notices regarding our new thermal strap catalogs, products and offerings. Come back for more updates on successful customer programs, and news & pictures from TAI and our customers.

TAI Delivers PGS Thermal Straps (PGL™) to Next Gen OPIR Program

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TAI Delivers our PGS-based Thermal Straps (PGL™) for the US Air Force Space Command's (AFSPC) next generation Overhead Persistent Infrared GEO Satellites program (OPIR). These units are meant to cool instruments on the newly-designed platforms.

I am thrilled to announce that these particular graphite sheet straps have set our record for the highest conductance ever measured from a single strap (above cryogenic temperatures), of any strap ever designed or manufactured by TAI.

Big thank you to the expert technicians and engineers at TAI, and to our terrific customers who have recently benefited from our PGL products: Lockheed Martin, NASA, AFSPC, DLR, Airbus, General Atomics, Ball Aerospace, and more!

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Posted in PGS, pgs thermal straps, OPIR, and PGL Thermal Links.

TAI's Response to COVID-19

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As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the United States, I want to assure our valued customers that Technology Applications, Inc. (TAI) is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our team members, their families, and our community.

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Posted in and COVID-19.

TAI Delivers Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS) for ESA's JUICE Mission to Jupiter

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The TAI team is proud to announce we are delivering several custom Copper (Cabled) Thermal Straps (CuTS®) this week to the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, for ESA's JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft, planned for launch in 2022 and arrival at Jupiter in 2029.

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Posted in thermal straps, ESA thermal strap, copper thermal straps,, and JUICE Spacecraft.

JUICE Thermal Straps for ESA

TAI Delivers Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps to Spain's INTA

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I thought I would share some pictures from one of our Graphite Fiber Thermal Strap (GFTS®) orders that are shipping out today (this is a record year for our GFTS® product line, and even with the success of our X-Series® PGS and Graphene Thermal Straps / Links line, we are continuing to see growth in our GFTS® sales and programs, and are adding to new customers this year from Spain, to Italy, the United States, Germany, and more).

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Posted in thermal straps, graphite thermal straps, and INTA Thermal Straps.

INTA Graphite Thermal Strap - TAI

TAI's Copper, Graphite, and PGS Thermal Straps Headed to Airbus, Ball, DLR, SLAC, NASA, and Many More This Week

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2019 has been another record-breaking year for TAI, and things are only getting busier.  We are thrilled to announce that in addition to the new manufacturing equipment and vacuum chambers added to our facility this year, TAI will be expanding into a larger manufacturing facility in February 2020, and are now adding more Design Engineers and Technicians to accommodate our growing business (more news coming at the end of the year).

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Posted in thermal straps, copper thermal strap, and graphite thermal straps.

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