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 Shipping out Custom CuTS for CryoMech AL 60 Cryocooler

Posted by Tyler Link on Fri, Jan 25, 2019 @ 05:09 PM

Happy Friday, to all of our Blog, Linkedin and Twitter followers!  I thought I would share a great shot of our newest custom cryocooler copper thermal strap (CuTS®), shipping out next week:

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TAI Shipping out Custom Cryocooler Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS) to General Atomics

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Jan 17, 2019 @ 10:22 AM

...Some more great pictures to share with our Blog and LinkedIn Followers!

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NASA to Live Stream OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Approach on December 3rd  | TAI's CuTS® a Part of Spaceflight History Once Again

Posted by Tyler Link on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 @ 10:20 AM

Artist Rendition of OSIRIS-REx Approach to Bennu. Photo Credit: NASA

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Tags: copper thermal straps,, NASA thermal straps, CuTS Spaceflight Heritage, osiris-rex

EnMAP Copper Thermal Strap Assemblies Shipping Out - More Great Pictures of DLR's Spaceflight Program Straps

Posted by Tyler Link on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 @ 03:08 PM

Following up on our blog from last week, TAI is now shipping out the EnMAP copper thermal straps, star tracker adapter fittings, and various extension and evaporator plates to OHB and the DLR.  This was a terrific program to work on, with extensive spaceflight qualification requirements. 

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Tags: thermal straps, copper thermal straps,, CuTS Spaceflight Heritage, EnMAP

TAI Provides Copper Thermal Straps for Star Trackers on DLR's EnMAP Mission

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Oct 04, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

TAI is proud to announce we have concluded testing on the copper thermal straps, adapter rings and evaporator plates being delivered to OHB* for the DLR's EnMAP mission.  This set of custom strap assemblies was designed by our team to cool the three star tracker systems mounted on EnMAP, and is our second delivery to the program (in 2015, TAI provided Kayser-Threde with prototype and spaceflight model (FM) Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps for another optical component on the craft).

*Work completed for OHB Systems AG, prime contractor for EnMAP who is under contract to the German Space Agency DLR with funding from the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) under reference number 50 EP 0801.

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Tags: copper thermal straps,, CuTS Spaceflight Heritage, EnMAP

TAI Shipping out Order of Cryocooler Thermal Straps to Janis

Posted by Tyler Link on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 @ 03:33 PM

TAI is shipping out another order to Janis Research Company today.  These Stage 1 Cryocooler Thermal Straps (pictured above), along with another set of smaller straps for the 2nd Stage (not pictured), and a batch of custom cryocooler thermal straps (pictured below), are yet another example of our high quality, and design & fabrication capabilities, and the great work our Design and Manufacturing Teams are doing everyday.  

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TAI Provides Cryocooler Thermal Strap for NASA's Psyche Asteroid Mission

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 12:56 PM

TAI is proud to be a supplier to JHU and NASA's Psyche Asteroid Mission. The Psyche mission is a journey to a unique metal asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. What makes the asteroid Psyche unique is that it appears to be the exposed nickel-iron core of an early planet, one of the building blocks of our solar system.  

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Tags: copper thermal straps,, cryocooler thermal straps, NASA thermal straps, CuTS Spaceflight Heritage, Psyche Asteroid Mission

TAI's Gold Plated, UHV-Compatible Copper Thermal Straps Are A Hit...

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 04:07 PM

The TAI team is happy to report we are now filling multiple orders for our wildly popular gold plated copper thermal straps (CuTS®).

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TAI Adds Another University Success Story - UPenn & The Atacama Telescope

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 11:14 AM

TAI is happy to announce the latest addition to our CuTS™ for National Labs and Universities Success Stories: "The Atacama Cosmology Telescope"

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TAI Adds Another University Success Story

Posted by Tyler Link on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 @ 11:51 AM

TAI is happy to announce the latest addition to our CuTS™ for National Labs and Universities Success Stories: "Ion Penning Traps - The University of Granada."

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Tags: thermal straps, copper thermal straps,, university success story