MECHANISMS FOR SPACE
We provide off-the-shelf solutions for solar arrays as well as custom designs for each specific application.
ARQUIMEA has developed an Hold Down and Release Mechanism (HDRM) + Solar Array Deployment Mechanism (REACT 5KN extended temperature + cup-cone + bolt-catcher + hinges).
Application: 1x1m solar array release and deployment mechanism
Overall mass: 560 g (including screws and harness)
Temperature range: -40 to +100ºC
Solar panel separation (stowed): 20mm from spacecraft to panel
Deployment sensor able to detect start and end of the deployment
Spring-motorized hinges with latch on deployed position
Safety tooling to avoid deployment during system integration and validation