Aerospace

Electromechanical components and systems

SENER began its space odyssey by developing structural mechanisms and parts. Today, it is a key supplier of electromechanical components and systems for the European Space Agency (ESA) and its principal provider of boominstruments and deployable booms. 

The company has almost half a century of experience in the design,manufacture, testing and final integration of electromechanical components and systems that are critical in space missions, with a track record of 100% reliability, as in all its history of space projects, not one of the more than 270 pieces of equipment supplied by SENER to space programs have ever recorded any faults.

SENER provides several types of electromechanical components and systems:

Rotatory actuators and linear actuators

Rotary Actuators for space applications. DTA 1300 series.

The DTA 1301 product has the same modular architecture and shares certain key components with the other qualified DTA products, achieving full product qualification incrementally over the results already obtained. The development activities were fund... [+]

Deployment systems

JUICE. Deployable magnetometer boom. (MAGBOOM)

The purpose of this magnetometer boom for JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer program) is to place some of the instruments needed for scientific experiments away from the magnetic disturbances of the spacecraft.  The boom is a structure consisting... [+]

DTR-DM. Deployable Thermal Radiator Deployment Mechanism

The DTR-DM was developed for Iberespacio’s radiator panel for Loral, where the majority of the qualification tests were performed. Moreover, in the H2020 PEGASUS program to develop a radiator panel for European commercial satellites, the design ... [+]

SOLAR ORBITER. Instrument boom

The Solar Orbiter deployable boom function is to support and deploy four instruments which, due to their sensitivity to magnetic fields, need to be placed far from the electromagnetic disturbances generated by the satellite. It consists of three rig... [+]

Pointing and scanning systems

Antenna deployment and pointing mechanism XTAR & SPAINSAT

SENER developed ten antenna deployment and positioning mechanisms for XTAR and SPAINSAT communication satellites. SENER was responsible for the detail design, manufacturing, integration and testing of the mechanisms (all criticalactivities for the ... [+]

Devices for optical instrumentation

SENTINEL-3. Flip Mirror Subsystem.

Sentinel-3 mission, framed in the European Union-ESA Copernicus program, has as one of its main targets to monitor sea and land-surface temperatures with high accuracy and reliability. First Sentinel-3 satellite was launched in February 2016, followe... [+]

EUCLID. Secondary Mirror Refocusing Mechanism (M2M)

The M2MM is a positioning mechanism with 5 degrees of freedom which allows the movement and adjustment of the secondary mirror (M2M) of the EUCLID telescope to guarantee the optical quality required in orbit, necessary to recover telescope misalignme... [+]

Devices for telescopes

GTC Secondary Mirror Drive System

The Secondary Mirror Drive System (M2DS) of the GTC consists of two main elements: a high-precision hexapode with field correction to drive a 1.2 m and 46 kg beryllium mirror. The system is water-cooled, has integrated power and control electronics ... [+]

VLT GRAAL Main Assembly

GRAAL (GRound layer Adaptive optics Assisted by Lasers) is the adaptive optics module for the Hawk-I NIR imager and is aimed at upgrading a VLT 8m telescope to an Adaptive Telescope, providing turbulence corrected images at the foci.The GRAAL Main As... [+]

E-ELT Field Stabilization Unit

SENER was responsible for the conceptual design and validation of the field stabilization unit’s performance for the M5 mirror. This was done by designing and integrating a scale-one demonstrator for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-EL... [+]

Mission ATHENA – Instrument Selection Mechanism (ISM)

The primary goal of the ATHENA mission is to study “the hot and energetic Universe”, including mapping the structures of hot gases, determining their physical properties and searching for black holes. For this mission European Space Agency (ES... [+]

E-ELT Secondary and Tertiary Mirrors Cells

The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) is a revolutionary new ground-based telescope concept that will have a 39-metre main mirror and will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the world. The E-ELT concept started in 2005, the pr... [+]

Antenna sub-systems for satellites

JUICE. Medium Gain Antenna Subsystem (MGAMA)

The Medium Gain Antenna Major Assembly (MGAMA) is a medium-gain dual-axis steerable antenna assembly that provides main uplink and downlink communications between the JUICE spacecraft and Earth. The MGAMA will be used in the TT&C (Telemetry, Tra... [+]

SOLAR ORBITER. High Gain Antenna Subsystem (HGA S/S)

The main objective of the project is to design, manufacture, integrate, test and deliver the satellite's complete antenna subsystem. This subsystem comprises four independent devices: High Gain Antenna Major Assembly (HGAMA) In turn, the HGAMA cons... [+]

Electronic control equipment

LISA Pathfinder. Data Management Unit

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a joint ESA/NASA mission to detect and observe gravitational waves in space and thus verify Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. The LISA core technologies are gravitational reference sensors, rea... [+]

GAIA. M2MM Mechanism drive electronics (MDE)

GAIA M2M MDE is an electrical unit designed to control up to ten stepper motors per MDE section (Main or Redundant) one at a time that will move the M2 mirrors for GAIA. The mechanisms will allow the M2M repositioning in 5 degrees of freedom. The MD... [+]

GAIA. Sunshield Drive Electronics (SDE)

The Sunshield Drive Electronics (SDE) is an electrical unit designed to control a stepper motors per section (Main or Redundant) which shall actuate over the of the GAIA Deployable Sunshield Assembly (DSA) Structure.  During the qualification camp... [+]

Devices for special applications

GAIA. Deployable sunshield

The GAIA Deployment Sunshield Assembly (DSA), provides a stable and continuous shadow environment to the SVM and PLM of the satellite. The DSA is composed by 12 rectangular petals joined by 12 triangular sectors to form an almost circular plane aroun... [+]

Umbilical Release Mechanism for ExoMars 2020 mission

Establishing whether life ever existed or is still active on Mars is one of the principal outstanding scientific questions of our time; It is also a necessary prerequisite to prepare for the future human exploration endeavors. To achieve this impor... [+]

Mission e.Deorbit, phase B1

After decades of launches Earth is surrounded by a halo of space junk of more than 17 000 trackable objects, which threaten working missions with possible collision. The only way to control the debris population across key low orbits is to remove ... [+]

Exomars Drill Mechanisms

Discovering whether there ever was or still is life on Mars is one of the most important scientific questions of our time. It is also a necessary prerequisite in order to prepare for future human exploration missions. To achieve this important goal,... [+]

IBDM Hard Capture System

The International Berthing and Docking Mechanism (IBDM) is the European androgynous low impact docking mechanism that is capable of docking and berthing large and small spacecraft. The IBDM is being designed to be compatible with the International Do... [+]

Ground Support Equipment Mechanisms

Euclid Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE)

The Euclid mission aims at understanding why the expansion of the Universe is accelerating and what is the nature of the source responsible for this acceleration which physicists refer to as "dark energy". The mission will investigate the distance-... [+]

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