Airborne is focussed on making composites affordable for Space. Our proposition offers a disruption in price and production volume of panels by applying smart automation, which means: low CAPEX, flexible, scalable and transferable robotic solutions. By co-engineering and close cooperation, we achieve next generation, design-to-cost solutions with our customers. Our current offerings for Space consist of the following solutions:
Airborne has delivered over 250 state-of-the-art solar-array substrates to several paramount European satellites.
Panels for mega-constellations
Since the satellite market is in transition, in terms of commercialisation and moving towards more small satellites, Airborne is developing and qualifying affordable substrate panels for mega-constellations. Our proposition offers a disruption in price and production volume of panels.
Airborne is offering composite sandwich panels for satellite structures, based on our strong capabilities and space qualified materials, processes and facility.
For the newspace market, we offer our affordable panel proposition for small-sats and mega-constellations. For the many panel interfaces, we apply a smart process for the assembly of the metallic inserts.
The newspace market is demanding new and dedicated launcher solutions for the deployment, servicing and replacement of small-sat mega-constellations. Airborne is proud manufacturing partner in SMILE.
We develop affordable composite structures for small launchers. For the manufacturing we apply smart automation, which means: low CAPEX, flexible, scalable and transferable robotic solutions.
Our company is pushing the Space industry forward. Looking at the nearby future, Airborne will expand its Smart Manufacturing/ Industry 4.0 approach for satellite panel manufacturing as well as for small sat launcher structures.
We are looking forward to this new era!
We focus on highly specialised companies such as satellite solar-array integrators, satellite structure integrators, small launcher integrators and mega-constellation primes. To this date we delivered more than 200 sandwich panels for satellites such as Galileo FOC, Sentinel 1 and 2, EarthCare, EDRS- C, Astrobus. We have 50 more under contract, including Jason-CS / Sentinel 6, JUICE and MetOp-SG. Our current customers include Airbus Defence and Space, SpaceTech and Thales Alenia Space.
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