SENER showcases its products, equipment and systems for satellite communications at Satellite 201906/05/2019 (United States)
SENER will once again be attending the International Space Fair, Satellite 2019,which started on Monday, May 6 in Washington (USA) and is one of the most important events in the satellite telecommunications industry.
At this year's edition, SENER has a stand to showcase its products, equipment and systems for satellite communications, with a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for space missions including steerable antennas, fixed antennas, RF passive equipment, RF active equipment and electromechanical equipment. With 50 years’ experience in the design, development, testing and integration for critical equipment in space missions, SENER's professional track record includes over 7,000 hardware units that have been successfully supplied to and deployed by the aerospace industry.
Some of the products that may be seen on display at Satellite include SENER's DTA rotary actuator product range , which now includes the DTA-4-200, DTA-4-300 (38 mm diameter) and DTA-6-200 (60 mm diameter) actuators. Also on display is the range of non-explosive release devices called NEReA (Non Explosive Release Actuator), developed entirely by SENER using proprietary technology and currently undergoing validation.
In the field of active radio-frequency, the following product range is particularly outstanding: SENER’s Ka- and Ku-band reception equipment, based on distributed, modular Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA), Downconverters (DoCon) and Receivers (RCV), all leading to considerable savings in terms of mass, as well as offering optimum versatility for satellite manufacturers and state-of-the-art features. The company’s production, integration and testing facilities, now optimized to increase the production of electronic components for use in space, including Microwave Hybrid Integrated Circuits, are also worthy of a special mention.
SENER will also be giving information on all types of passive radio-frequency systems and satellite antennas, both telemetry and telecommand, with global or restricted coverage, feeders for on-board reflectors or even reflector antennas with integrated pointing systems.
The SENER group has been, for more than 50 years, a top-tier supplier of electromechanical components and systems, navigation systems (GNC/AOCS), communications, astronomy and optics systems for Space, and it is currently participating in the main programs of ESA and NASA (including, in addition to those already mentioned, Hubble, Galileo, Rosetta, Gaia, Herschel and Planck, IXV, Proba 3, BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter, JUICE, Euclid and ExoMars 2020) and of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The group stands out as one of the leading suppliers for the ESA's science programs, for its engineering contributions.
The President of SENER, Jorge Sendagorta, has been awarded the Honorary Member's medal, which is granted by the Spanish Institute of Engineering (Instituto de Ingeniería de España, IIE). This institution decided to give the distinction to Jorge Sendagorta after he was nominated by the Spanish Association of Naval and Ocean Engineers, in recognition of his professional career. According to the institution: “It's a prize to the engineer, but undoubtedly also to the engineering carried out at SENER, which is spearheading Spanish engineering around the world and in the most innovative sectors."[+]