Two years after the launch of its sibling, Sentinel-1B has joined its twin-satellite Sentinel-1A in orbit, launching off on 25th April 2016 from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Both radar satellites are part of the Copernicus system for monitoring the blue planet. Just as with the first satellite of the mission, Axon’ cables are on board Sentinel-1B. Axon’ cable assemblies are part of the backplane of the Integrated Central Electronics (ICE) equipment within the radar and also supplied high speed data cable assemblies for the Laser Communication Terminal. Source: ESA
French Interconnect Group Axon’ Cable SAS has acquired, CISAL SAS, located in the Alsace region of the country. This company is specialized in the manufacture of contacts for automotive connectors and has been renamed Axon’ PinTec SAS. The Axon’ group designs and manufactures innovative electrical interconnects and cable assemblies for severe environments. With this acquisition, the group enlarges its expertise in interconnect and can offer assembled connectors with square or round contacts manufactured with the electrostriction process.
Reducing the mass of all components, parts and equipment is a continuous objective in the space industry. Already involved in a multitude of space projects, Axon’ has now designed a low mass SpaceWire to lighten traditional high speed links. Since recent approval by ESA, the Axon’ Low Mass SpaceWire is the only one qualified to the ESCC3902/004 standard after Axon’ successfully completed development of the cable under ESA funding.
We now offer enlarged range of products insulated with PTFE, ETFE, FEP or polyimide for needs that have extra tough requirements like temperature resistance from -90°C to +260°C, excellent dielectric and aging characteristics, radiation resistance, extreme flexibility etc. Available in different types including single-stranded, multi-stranded, extruded, taped, shielded or jacketed versions, they will meet all the requirements. Contact our sales team to learn more.
On 3rd December, the scientific satellite Lisa Pathfinder, LPF, took off from the space base in Kuru on board a VEGA launcher. Its role: to test and validate advanced technologies which will be used for LISA, a mission which aims at directly detecting gravitational wave as predicted by Albert Einstein. Measuring devices which are onboard LPF are extremely precise and connected with high reliability data links made by Axon’ to the MIL-STD-1553 standard. The same kind of harnesses equip the VEGA launcher. For LPF, Axon’ has also supplied ESA cabling wires designed to resist radiation and extreme temperatures. Photo: ESA
From Monday November 16th to Thursday 19th we welcome you to meet with us in Axon booth K27 hall 8b at Compamed medical trade show in Düsseldorf. Meet our experts in medical cable and interconnect solutions and learn more about our products and capabilities for medical applications. Simply register at www.compamed-tradefair.com. Welcome!
Extended M12 connector range with new type. Now available with increased contact density to 12 goldplated crimp contacts in M12 connector size. With high quality machined and nickelplated housing, 360 shield termination of cable and overmoulded solid or flexible bend relief. PCB or panel versions with discrete wires or PC tail pins for direct PCB mounting available also.
From Tuseday October 6th to Thursday October 8th we welcome you to meet us in booth 6k111 at Teknologia 15 Elkom trade show at Messukeskus Helsinki . We will show interesting cable and interconnect products and would be glad to meet and discuss any specific need you might have for your application. Get a free ticket by sending us a request or simply register at www.teknologia15.fi