A Piece of Swiss Technology Goes to the International Space Station
Swiss heat flux sensing technologies are helping to advance space exploration
ZURICH, July 9, 2020 (Newswire.com) - greenTEG is a Swiss company collaborating with engineers all over the world, providing them the best heat flux sensors for their experiments and applications. Up to now, hundreds of labs all over the world are using a sensor from the company. Recently, greenTEG made one step forward, supplying a space mission with sensing solutions for the first time. A tiny piece of Swiss technology helping to advance space exploration!
Several weeks ago, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the H-2BF9 rocket, carrying an automated cargo transfer vehicle, the HTV9. It supplies the International Space Station with 6.2 metric tons of cargo, supplies, and experiments.
The HTV9 successfully arrived at the ISS on May 25, 2020. During the automatic docking of the cargo ship, the WLAN Demo experiment was performed. It aimed to transmit the video of the monitor camera during HTV docking via Wi-Fi to acquire the automatic docking technology of the next generation of HTV-X (the next generation of cargo ships built by the Japanese Space Agency). Besides, it aims to contribute to the development of HTV-X by mounting a heat flux sensor built at greenTEG and measuring the thermal influence from the HTV propulsion system.
greenTEG’s sensors were chosen for this experiment because they combine the top sensitivity of energy transfer with robustness. They can withstand space-like conditions, as shown during this space mission.
We would like to congratulate all those involved in this space mission for this huge success. We hope that this successful launch and arrival to the ISS will be followed by many more in the following years. At greenTEG, we will gladly continue to support space exploration with our sensing solutions, as well as hundreds of other research projects all over the world.
greenTEG is a spin-off from the ETH in Zurich. Founded 11 years ago, it excels in the production and development of heat flux sensors for R&D and OEM purposes, as well as wearables for workforce protection, with clients all over the world. Its excellence has been recognized by several innovation prices and project awards during the last years, including Innosuisse, Venture Lab, and Climate KIC.
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Holger Hendrichs, VP of Marketing and Sales
Source: greenTEG AG
Categories: Space Travel