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.

NASA's Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Mission Launches with TAI's CuTS On Board

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 10:38 AM

SpaceX's Falcon-9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral on 12/5/18. Image credit: wuft.org

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Tags: copper thermal strap, CuTS Spaceflight Heritage, NASA GEDI Mission

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 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

SpaceX Launching TAI's GFTS® and CuTS® Thermal Strap Products Today on the GRACE-FO Satellite

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, May 22, 2018 @ 12:32 PM

TAI is happy to announce that SpaceX is launching NASA's GRACE-FO satellite into orbit today, at 12:47 PST.  

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Tags: CuTS Spaceflight Heritage, NASA GRACE-FO, GFTS Spaceflight Heritage, NASA GRACE-FO Thermal Straps