We are engaged with the European Space Agency in a project for the development and qualification of an SMA-based valve for propulsion passivation of the fuel tanks in satellites at the end of life. It is designed to be compatible with all the typical chemical propellants and lighter than the pyrovalves.

Features of our valves for space

Low-shock, non-explosive

Redundant SMA trigger (two independent initiators)

Suitable for Propellants (N2H4, MON, MMH, LPM-103s), Inert gases (Kr, Xe, He, Ar) and all propellant vapors

Environmental operating temperature: -30 to +60C (gas application), 0 to +60C (liquid storable propellant application)

Environmental non-operating temperature: -50 to +90C (gas application), -2C to +90C (liquid storable propellant application)

Inlet operating pressure: MEOP = 310 bar

External leak: < 1×10-6 scc/sec GHe at worst-case conditions (during min and max non-op temperature)

Mass < Pyrovalve (410g not including harness).

Lifetime on ground + on orbit = 25 years.

Standard off-the-shelf and custom configurations available

For more information do not hesitate to contact us