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Airborne and TenCate Sign Agreement for Satellite Systems

16 May 2017

Airborne and TenCate Sign Agreement for Satellite Systems

TenCate Advanced Composites and Airborne have signed a long-term supply agreement under which Airborne will use composite materials supplied by TenCate to create the substrate panels of the Advanced Rigid Array (ARA) Mk4 solar array system for satellites.

The ARA Mk4 technology, developed by Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands in cooperation with Airborne, will be deployed on solar arrays for European Space Agency (ESA) missions.

The agreement covers the supply of unidirectional thermoset prepreg tape and fabric materials from TenCate’s European Centre of Excellence for thermoset systems in Langley Mill, Nottingham, UK.

“To join forces with TenCate Advanced Composites in the space market is a natural fit for Airborne,” says Arno van Mourik, CEO of Airborne. “As Airborne is on a growth path in the field of sandwich panels for satellite structures, TenCate’s excellence in advanced thermoset composite materials adds an important new skill set. Teaming up with TenCate enable us to expand our leading position regarding solar array substrate panel manufacturing for our international space customers.”


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