Custom-designed flexible cables successfully launched into space
Subs & Systems
Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd has had some custom-designed, flexible cables successfully launched into space as part of VESTA-1, a 3U nanosatellite technology demonstration mission. VESTA-1 was manufactured for Honeywell under funding from the UK Space Agency.
The company's customer, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, launched the satellite into a '575km sun-synchronous orbit as part of Spaceflight’s SSO-A SmallSat Express Mission'.
The purpose of the mission is to test a two-way VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) payload. This VDES has been developed by Honeywell Aerospace UK and aims to increase connectivity into remote maritime locations beyond phone networks as well as broader remote communication systems.
“Our design team used all of their technical skills and experience to propose suitable materials and manufacturing processes for this application” Comments Roy Phillips, managing director of Intelliconnect.” Our outstanding on-time delivery record ensured we could meet a time-critical delivery schedule that adhered to the testing and launch needs of the satellite.”