Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine Volume 425 - January 2016 - Page 22

AEROSPACE TT ELECTRONICS - SEMELAB “The next ground breaking space-industry programme is Galileo, Europe’s alternative to the American GPS system.” will potentially be subjected to temperatures, depending on the vehicle’s orientation, ranging from over 200 degrees to minus 200 degrees. Methods to mitigate the impact of extreme temperature are in place but the challenge is to ensure those systems operate exactly when required. This illustrates how things never stand still, constantly developing to look beyond today and into tomorrow, a capability addressed and demonstrated across TT Electronics which is key in driving the business across all the sectors in which it works, whether that’s avionics, defence or space. module. The lander made it safely to the comet’s surface while the probe continues to monitor from orbit, feeding important data back to earth. The next ground breaking space-industry programme is Galileo, Europe’s alternative to the American GPS system. Looking further forward, TT Electronics is determined to support continued endeavours in space exploration, with its distinct challenges. For instance, as a contributor to the BepoColombo mission to Mercury, technology manufactured at the Lutterworth facility must withstand extremes of temperature in a deep-space environment that remains largely undocumented. This mission, which sets off in 2017 on a journey to the smallest and least explored terrestrial planet in our solar system, has TT Electronics’ electronic systems within the space vehicle’s solar bay mechanism, which 20 MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING MAGAZINE In summary, “We’re small enough to care,” says Coleman, “but we have the technical expertise, knowledge base and larger-scale support of the wider TT Electronics Group.” He adds: “We can - and will - work closely with customers to give them the product or products that bring value to their operations and help them succeed in their own endeavours.” www.ttelectronics.com www.semelab-tt.com power@ttelectronics.com Tel: 01455 552505