ÅAC Microtec is contracted by U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to design the first Swedish military satellite and to develop and manufacture the power subsystem for the satellite.
InnoSat – phase 3
Implementation of the new and innovative satellite architecture for a micro-satellite (40 kg). Customer is Swedish National Space Board (SNSB).
ÅAC Microtec and OHB Sweden have been commissioned by SNSB to implement the cost-effective microsatellite, InnoSat. The two companies’ extensive expertise, innovative products and efficient work approaches are combined in a successful manner, giving Sweden the opportunity to build satellites at a very competitive price. ÅAC provides command & data handling (C&DH) and power subsystems and helps as well out with integration.
Motion control chip (MCC) for Exomars
ÅAC Microtec was prime contractor. Partners were Astrium, CSEM, DLR, Gaisler and Selex Galileo. Customer was ESA (TRP).
ÅAC led a consortium developing a miniaturized motion control chip (MCC) component for use in space. The device can handle 3 brushed, or one brushless motor with up to 120 W of power. The device is fault tolerant and rated to 20 kRAD subcomponent level and 50 kRAD on system level.