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.

PyroFlex™ Thermal Straps used on NASA CubeSat Initiative's HyTI Instrument

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TAI's PyroFlex™ thermal strap products (made with pyrolytic graphite film), will be used to cool a revolutionary hyperspectral imaging system developed in a joint effort between NASA JPL, the University of Hawaii's Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL), and the California Institute of Technology, called the Hyperspectral Thermal Imager (HyTI). The instrument is currently scheduled to launch in late 2021, moving our PyroFlex™ products up from TRL 8, to NASA TRL 9, within the next several months (unless previous programs with General Atomics and Lockheed Martin beat NASA to it)!

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Posted in flexible thermal link, flexible thermal links, thermal straps, graphite thermal straps, PGL Thermal Links, CubeSat Thermal Straps, HyTI Instrument, NASA CubeSat Initiative, and pyroflex thermal straps.

Thermal Straps - HyTI Imager with TAI's PGL thermal link products

TAI Releases the 2021 Copper Thermal Strap (CuTS) Catalog

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It's that time again, and TAI is proud to announce the release of our 2021 CuTS® Catalog! This year's edition features our new P70 Series (for a total of 121 standard models), as well as conductance projections at multiple operating temperatures and rope lengths for each of our standard series models.

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Posted in thermal straps, copper thermal strap, CuTS Catalog, and 2021 CuTS Catalog.

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
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