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Space

Space-certified Motor Drives, Electric Linear and Rotary Actuators, Capacitive Encoders & Frameless Motors. Space-specific solutions & products for LEO & GEO motion control applications.

Olsen Actuators has the world's leading range of space-rated motor drives/power electronics ready to suit your specific project. Whether COTS, customised or fully bespoke, motion control solutions are available with radiation-hardened components and space-specific specifications to speed up design, testing and integration.

- Fast Delivery

- Quicker to Market

- Minimum Development Costs

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Our experience and range of products are perfectly geared to the wide range of space applications. You can harness this at any stage of your development process, whether just at the concept stage or right up to crewed flight.

The Space community trusts our tried and tested products and our customers can take advantage of specifications which enable immediate integration and scaling right up to production.

Just like with our expertise in Aerospace & Defence, the Space sector is a challenging one for us to demonstrate our work, as so much remains under NDAs. What we are very happy to say is that our products have been on multiple successful space missions and we continue to supply some of the biggest names in the sector, while also working with smaller innovators, research facilities and universities.

Our product range has been carefully tailored to provide ultra-compact, lightweight solutions with proven reliability records so your confidence can be truly well placed.

Our range of power electronics & drives are specifically designed with Space applications in mind. Options like the SuperNova from ESI Motion are specifically designed with radiation-hardened components, LEO & GEO readiness.

Space Certified Servo/Motor Drives (Supernova Pictured)SuperNova COTS 1000x a4445a36 a1c9 49bd 8806 e98f686165e1

Supernova = Peak Current: Up to 20 A, Output Power: 230 W (per axis), Weight: 0.499 kg

Motor drive products offer the following certifications:

  • Cosmic Radiation Hardened PCB's 100krad
  • Software Design Assurance: DO-178 DAL A
  • MIL-STD-810G (Shock & Vibration)
  • MIL-STD-461 (EMC)
  • IP67 Option
  • DO-254 (Parts Traceability)

  

  • MIL-STD-704 (Power Supply)
  • DO-160G (Aerospace)
  • Duplex CANBUS (Fail Over)
  • -55°C to +100°C (Celsius)
  • 40-100kHz Switching Frequency
  • AS9100D Certified

 

Application examples include:

  • Space Planes
  • Launch Vehicles
  • Satellites
  • Antennas
  • Mobile equipment
  • Orbital Solar Farms
  • SMRs (Small Modular Reactors)
  • Lunar Landers
  • Thrust vectoring control

 

  • Onboard flight safety mechanisms
  • Spacecraft flight controls
  • Deployment of solar arrays
  • Precision antennas/laser equipment
  • Positioning of gimbals and cameras
  • Reaction wheels
  • Simulators
  • Testing rigs

 

 

Frameless Motors

Smooth Movement / No Cogging / Large Through-Hole

Range 1

 

 

Rotary Encoders

Space Resolution / Smooth / Low Profile & Mass

General 3

 

 

If you have a project requiring motion control technology in LEO & GEO platforms or also motion control on land-based systems then get in touch with our experienced and friendly team here!

Drives / Power Electronics

Drives / Power Electronics

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Actuators

Actuators

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Electro Static Discharge

Electro Static Discharge

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Electro Magnetic Interface

Electro Magnetic Interface

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High Vibration

High Vibration

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UK Made

UK Made

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Project Management

Project Management

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Validation Testing

Validation Testing

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