The advanced higher flow Xenon regulator allows commercial satellites to reach orbit in less time than traditional electric propulsion systems that are limited by a lower flow capacity. The higher pressure latching isolation valve allows more propellant to be stored for longer mission duration while providing increased thrust for space launch vehicles. The latching valve, like the regulator, promotes a higher flow capability and both were developed using internal funding.
Investing to develop a high flow latch valve and higher flow Xenon regulator demonstrates Cobham’s commitment to the next generation of satellite electric propulsion systems”, said Stuart Buckley,
Senior Director, Business Development and Sales.
Cobham, as the world leading designer of pneumatic systems that manage gas in the most extreme environments, is uniquely capable of combining these components and others into an integrated assembly that provide new systems with significant weight, envelope and cost savings. The integrated assembly can be altered to fit any configuration, making it extremely flexible and customizable to meet a variety of customer needs. “The new latching valve is an integral part of many propulsion systems and adds to Cobham’s suite of products that can be efficiently integrated into a common housing as opposed to traditional welded approaches, saving customers precious mass and volume”, said Buckley.
Cobham has a wide range of pneumatic valve products serving different industries that can be leveraged to meet any performance or budget target. These products also include pyrovalves, service valves, relief and check valves, flow control valves, and solenoid valves. We also offer lightweight composite fuel tanks that allow for more payload and are available either off the shelf or tailored to your specifications.
With our extensive pedigree and full range of pneumatic capability, Cobham can be an ideal strategic partner defining specifications early on to optimize system design. Cobham can also provide a vast selection of off the shelf, flight-proven solutions to significantly reduce program cost and risk.
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As the world’s leading supplier of critical control solutions, we help our customers to increase the safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments. Our proven and trusted solutions in air-to-air refuelling, life support, weapons carriage and unmanned systems, deliver assured performance and class-leading through-life costs that enable our customers to bring complex projects to market quickly, and with minimal risk.
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We protect lives and livelihoods with our differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight into customer needs and agility. Our innovative range of technologies and services solve challenging problems in harsh environments across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean, specialising in meeting the growing demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth. We employ more than 12,000 people on five continents, and have customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.