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Sensors for Commercial Spaceflight Applications

sensors for commercial spaceflight

Accurate and Reliable Measurements of Pressure, Temperature, Force, and More

Advancements in commercial spaceflight have created many opportunities for engineers to utilize LORD Sensing-Stellar Technology’s broad range of sensor products. Our pressure transducers and transmitters, load cells, torque sensors, temperature transducers, displacement sensors and instrumentation is ideal for providing measurement solutions for both in-flight and ground support applications for commercial spaceflight.

When developing platforms for commercial spaceflight, innovative companies are developing launch vehicles, propulsion systems, spacecraft, flight control systems, recovery systems, and ground support systems that will place a premium on safety, reliability, efficiency, and cost. In each case, our proven track record helps ensure the success of these commercial space initiatives, making our sensors for commercial spaceflight essential assets.

Applications

Space-qualified Applications

  • NASA Space Shuttle Program
  • Commercial orbit transportation svcs.
  • Cargo and crew
  • NASA Constellation Program
  • Satellites (commercial and defense)
  • Launch vehicles

General Purpose

  • Components testing
  • Proof-of-concept validation
  • Materials testing
  • Wind tunnel testing
  • Fatigue testing
  • Qualification testing

Primary Systems

  • Landing gear systems
  • Cargo deployment systems
  • Hydraulic actuator testing
  • Airframe stress tests
  • Flight control systems
  • Fuel monitoring systems

Testing

  • Flight simulators
  • Hydraulic systems testing
  • Linear/rotary actuators
  • Rocket engine thrust tests
  • Rocket engine fuel control
  • Ground support monitoring systems

Commercial Spaceflight Sensors

ST1300 Series Space-rated Pressure Transducer – Capacity: up to 40,000 psi

  • Improved thermal performance
  • All stainless-steel construction
  • Shock and vibration resistant
  • 19-point calibration record traceable to NIST
  • Designed for orbital environments
  • Electronics manufactured to NASA 8739.3
  • Radiation grade electronics
  • 5 Vdc full scale output

ST150 Series Pressure Transducer – Capacity: up to 2,000 psi

  • 316 SS wetted material (hydrogen compatible)
  • Lightweight/compact size
  • Low thermal error
  • 3 mV/V output
  • Wide compensated temperature range
  • Built-in over pressure protection
  • All stainless-steel construction
  • Shock and vibration resistant
  • 19-point calibration record traceable to NIST

CNR960 Series Canister Load Cell – Capacity: 25K-2,000K lbs

  • Tension and compression
  • High level output (analog and digital)
  • High static accuracy
  • High fatigue life
  • High immunity to off-axis loading
  • Center thread mount or circular bolt mount

DT190 Series Differential Pressure Transducer – Capacity: 50-40,000 psi

  • Compact size
  • Wide temperature capabilities
  • No fluid fill
  • All welded stainless-steel
  • Unidirectional and bidirectional operation
  • 25% accuracy
  • 15-point calibration record traceable to NIST

All solutions are backed by LORD Sensing-Stellar Technology’s world-recognized support staff. For pricing and ordering information for our commercial spaceflight sensors, contact our sales team at 800.274.1846 or reach out to us online.

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