SpaceX's Falcon-9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral on 12/5/18. Image credit: wuft.org
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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
Artist Rendition of OSIRIS-REx Approach to Bennu. Photo Credit: NASA
EnMAP Copper Thermal Strap Assemblies Shipping Out - More Great Pictures of DLR's Spaceflight Program Straps
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.
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.
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.
TAI is happy to announce that SpaceX is launching NASA's GRACE-FO satellite into orbit today, at 12:47 PST.