Exxelia's components onboard Rover Perseverance
After the InSight probe that landed on the Red Planet on November 26, 2018 with our film capacitors onboard, it is with the Perseverance robot that Exxelia proudly makes its return to Mars!
At the end of a seven-month journey, NASA's Perseverance robot has landed on Mars yesterday at 3:55 pm EST. The mission's objective is to search for traces of ancient primitive life on the Red Planet. The robot is equipped with several measuring and sampling instruments, including SuperCam, MEDA and PIXL served by our components:
- Transformers and Inductors : SESI, CMC and MPCI series
- Film capacitors PM94 series
- Tantalum capacitors CTC21 series
- Ohmcraft resistors HVD, HVR and CN series
The main objective of SuperCam is to characterize the rocks present on Martian soil. The instrument can perform remote analyzes thanks to its laser and its spectometers, without waiting for the samples to return to earth, all with the aim of detecting any traces of primitive life.
The Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer, known as MEDA, makes weather measurements including wind speed and direction, temperature and humidity. It also measures the amount and size of dust particles in the Martian atmosphere.
PIXL is an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer that provides fine-scale detection and analysis of chemical elements within the rocks and soil.
Exxelia MIL Wet Tantalum Capacitors M39006/22 now qualified to Level P
Exxelia MIL Wet Tantalum Capacitors M39006/22 now qualified to Level P June 24th, 2019 – Paris, France – Exxelia, a French leading global designer and manufacturer of high-rel passive components and sub-systems dedicated to harsh environments, has received the P-Level qualification approval for its Wet Tantalum Capacitors MIL-PRF-39006/22. Exxelia’s MIL 39006/22 equivalent to CLR79 series is now approved to P-level reliability (0,1% / 1,000 h) for voltage ranges from 6V to 125V with a capacitance value ranging from 1,7µF to 1200µF. Available in T1, T2, T3 and T4 case sizes, these products are housed in a hermetically sealed Tantalum case operating from -55°C to +125°C and are designed to withstand the most stringent environmental constraints. FEATURES: Qualified for voltages up to 125V Provides from 1200µF at 6V to 56µF at 125V Highest Energy Density Unlimited shelf life Available with H vibration and shocks Manufactured in France MIL 39006/22 Level P are now available for order with a 14 weeks lead-time.
Exxelia is a member of the French Fab
Exxelia is proud to be a member of La French Fab banner. La French Fab is the standard of the French industry in movement. A true unifying sign, gathering the SMEs, ETIs and large groups of the French territory. La French Fab embodies the companies and industrial sites located in France who recognize themselves in the will to develop the French industry, adhere to the concepts and values of the brand and want to wear its colors. With 6 industrial manufacturing plants in France, Exxelia shares the values of the French Fab in its desire to develop and transform French industry. Like the French Fab, Exxelia is convinced that the transformation of industry requires innovation to achieve industry 4.0. In order to achieve this objective, Exxelia has launched the development of industry 4.0 by placing digital technology at the heart of its strategy, and is currently in the deployment phase of this industry of the future which will contribute to the renewal of the French industrial ecosystem.