We will present the successful results of REACT H2020 project.
ARQUIMEA, a European reference supplier of parts and systems for space applications, will showcase the results of the REACT H2020 project at the 45th edition of the Aerospace Mechanisms Symposia (AMS). The company will also present its participation in the ESAIL satellite mission, led by LuxSpace and planned to be launched on March.
The project, part of the Horizon 2020 Programme, consists of the development and validation in different space systems, such as antennas, solar panels or planetary exploration instruments, of the REACT devices, Hold Down and Release Actuators (HDRA), which use Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) as a fundamental technology for their operation. The project team led by ARQUIMEA includes the University of the Basque Country (UPV), the European Space Tribology Laboratory (ESTL), Added Value Solutions (AVS), Airbus, Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) and SpaceTech.
The design of the REACT implements a segmented nut configuration, where the load is connected to a standard threaded interface, granting a reliable and safe operation. These devices can be reset by the user through a simple manual operation and they reduce assembly, integration and testing costs. In addition, they are immune against electromagnetic interference and can operate over an extended temperature range, thanks to the use of SMARQ, the exclusive SMA material from ARQUIMEA.
ARQUIMEA will participate in the event on May 13 at 10:30. By attending this meeting, the company continues promoting its line of actuators and mechanisms for space applications, in addition to boosting its business activity in the North American market.
The AMS (Aerospace Mechanisms Symposia) is the reference world congress of space mechanisms. It will take place from May 13 to 15 in Houston (Texas) and is sponsored and organized by the Mechanism Educational Association in collaboration with NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Lockheed Martin Space.