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 GFTS & CuTS to MIT Lincoln Lab for Thermal Strap Evaluation Program; CuFS and X-Series Straps Headed Out Next...

Posted by Tyler Link on

...It sure has been busy at TAI this year--and only getting busier as we approach 2019.  In another first, MIT Lincoln Laboratory procured sets of our standard P5-506 and G5-502 Copper and Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps (CuTS® & GFTS®), for an evaluation program to determine the best strap types for future spaceflight programs.

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Posted in thermal straps, copper thermal strap, graphite fiber thermal strap, and MIT Lincoln Lab.

Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps - Stiffness Test for MITLL

TAI Delivers Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps (GFTS) to INFN for NASA's IXPE Mission

Posted by Tyler Link on

I am happy to announce that TAI recently delivered several spaceflight model (FM) Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps (GFTS®) to Italy's National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), to be incorporated on instruments destined for NASA's Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer  (IXPE) mission, scheduled for launch in 2021. 

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Posted in thermal straps, graphite thermal straps, GFTS Spaceflight Heritage, and NASA IXPE Mission.

INFN Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps - TEC Adapter Hybrid Fittings

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

Posted by Tyler Link on

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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Posted in thermal straps, copper thermal straps,, CuTS Spaceflight Heritage, and EnMAP.

OHB EnMAP - Star Tracker Ring Fittings - Close Up

TAI Shipping out Order of Cryocooler Thermal Straps to Janis

Posted by Tyler Link on

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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Posted in thermal straps, copper thermal straps,, cryocooler thermal straps, cryocooler thermal links, and 1st Stage Cryocooler Thermal Straps.

Cryocooler thermal straps - stage 1

TAI Introduces the X-Series™; the World's only PGS and Graphene-Based Thermal Strap Standard Product Line

Posted by Tyler Link on

I am happy to announce the release of our X-Series™ Thermal Straps; the World's first and only standard product line available with either Pyrolytic Graphite Sheet (PGS), or TAI's Graphene Foil (TAI's GTL™ and PGL™ products).  The X-Series™ is comprised of 6 standard models with multiple end fitting options to choose from at no additional cost.  As with our other standard model straps/links, flexible portion/sheet length and bolt pattern customization is available and free of charge (in nearly all cases), and additional (limited) end fitting customization is also available.

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Posted in thermal straps, PGS, graphene thermal straps, pgs thermal straps, and Graphene Foil.

PGL X-Series - X6-501

 NOAA's GOES-S Satellite Launches Today with TAI's CuTS® On Board!

Posted by Tyler Link on

TAI is proud to announce our custom Copper Thermal Strap (CuTS®) products have just been launched into orbit on NOAA's GOES-S Satellite. Tens of thousands watched this afternoon as ULA launched the satellite with Atlas V rockets (see the launch live in the NASA TV YouTube channel below):

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Posted in thermal straps, copper thermal strap, NOAA GOES-S, and spaceflight heritage.

Thermal Straps - TAI's CuTS on NOAA's GOES-S

TAI Fills Orders For Our First CS-52 Copper Thermal Straps 

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TAI is happy to announce we are shipping out our first batch of CS-52 (Cryocooler Series) Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS®).  TAI's Cryocooler Series (CS) straps are designed around popular cryocooler cold heads, and are fully customizable (at no charge for many of our customers).

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Posted in thermal strap, thermal straps, heat strap, cryocooler thermal straps, and cryocooler thermal links.

CS-52B Copper Thermal Strap
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