Aerospace, Military & Defence

Estonians will provide stereo cameras to Maxar Technologies for NASA’s Artemis lunar program

Estonian company Crystalspace, partnered with Tartu Observatory of Tartu University and Krakul, has been selected by Maxar Technologies, a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, to build two cameras that will act as a stereo pair to monitor the operations of a robotic arm that will …

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TISICS signs up for two SPRINT projects to optimise testing and manufacture of metal composites for spacecraft structures

TISICS, a world-leading supplier of lightweight Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) for high performance industries, has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme. SPRINT will provide funding for two projects, in collaboration with the University of Surrey and The Open University, to develop technologies that will enable advanced lightweight …

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Microchip Adds 64 Mbit Parallel SuperFlash Memory to its Family of Radiation-Tolerant COTS-Based Devices for Space Systems

To reduce the time, cost and risk of developing spaceflight-qualified systems, designers may start with Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) devices that can later be replaced by their space-qualified, radiation-tolerant equivalent parts available in plastic or ceramic packages featuring the same pinout distribution. Microchip Technology Inc. announced a radiation-tolerant, 64 Megabit (Mbit) parallel-interface …

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Microchip’s Low-Power Radiation-Tolerant (RT) PolarFire FPGA is on a path to full QML Class V spaceflight qualification

Microchip Technology has announced it is shipping engineering silicon for its RT PolarFire Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) while the device is being qualified to spaceflight component reliability standards. Designers can now create hardware prototypes with all the same electrical and mechanical performance that the space-qualified RT PolarFire FPGAs will provide …

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European Space Agency Communicates between ISS and Robot using RTI Connext DDS

For solving the challenges of building and deploying telerobotic systems for extraterrestrial missions, like system design, systems integration and long-distance communication, the European Space Agency (ESA) opted for the software framework from Real-Time Innovations (RTI). They use RTI Connext DDS for communication and video to demonstrate long-distance object control from …

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HUBER+SUHNER UK division receives Supply Chains for the 21st Century Bronze Award for operational excellence

HUBER+SUHNER (UK) Ltd. has been recognised with the Bronze Performance Standard Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) award by ADS, the UK trade organisation for Aerospace, Defense, Security and Space, for its commitment towards technical excellence and the continual improvement of its production performance. HUBER+SUHNER achieved this accolade through …

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TT Electronics awarded Team Tempest contract from BAE Systems

TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, today announced it has been awarded a contract from BAE Systems for the design, development and qualification of a DC-DC Converter to support project Tempest. Harnessing TT’s extensive engineering capabilities, this unit will be used within the Flight …

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Quantum technology to ensure resilient maritime navigation

The UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing, led by the University of Birmingham, has awarded funding for research to improve the precision of maritime navigation. The project, funded by £600,000 from the Hub’s Partnership Resource Fund (PRF), is being led by Professor Tom Pike at Imperial College London and …

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telent and DGS installing world-class anti-drone system at major UK airport

telent, in collaboration with its technology partner Digital Global Systems (DGS), has agreed a three-year contract to install the CLEARSKY Drone Threat Management system at Bristol Airport, marking the first UK deployment of the system. The CLEARSKY Drone Threat Management system was developed by DGS in response to the rising …

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CYSEC SA wins European Space Agency contract to protect ship tracking communications from cyber threats

CYSEC SA, a cybersecurity company from Switzerland has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a solution mitigating the cyber risks related to ship tracking using satellite communications. The digital revolution also impacts the shipping industry by integrating automated navigation, cargo-tracking systems and digital platforms …

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