Exxelia equips the Turkish satellite IMECE with tantalum and ceramic capacitors
Designed and developed by the Turkish Space Technologies Research Institute TÜBİTAK (TÜBİTAK UZAY) in Turkey
IMECE is a technological feat that pushes the boundaries of high-resolution imaging. Exxelia is proud to play an essential role in this space adventure by providing quality components to ensure proper operation.
IMECE is an earth observation satellite designed and developed by TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute (TÜBİTAK UZAY) and produced in Türkiye to provide high-resolution imagery. The spacecraft has a mass of 800 kg (1,800 lb) and it will serve at 680 km (420 mi) on a sun-synchronous geocentric orbit. The Satellite, projected for a mission duration of five years, has 0.99m image resolution of Panchromatic (PAN). The satellite has been launched on 15 April 2023 on a SpaceX's Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the Transporter-7 ridershare mission.
Exxelia equips the satellite with PM series capacitors that are used in the satellite's Power Distribution Unit (PDU). Exxelia's PM series capacitors are renowned for their reliability, performance, and durability, making them ideal for space applications. Exxelia also supplies tantalum capacitors and ceramic capacitors for the payloads of the IMECE Satellite. These components are designed to withstand the extreme conditions of space and ensure the proper operation of scientific instruments and equipment on board the satellite.
We look forward to the discoveries and data that the IMECE Satellite will provide during its five-year mission. The future of space exploration looks promising, and Exxelia will continue to play an active role in this exciting adventure.
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Exxelia offers a wide range, including: Coaxial resonators : Resonators generally used in filters, duplexers, DRO's, and VCO's over a wide frequency range: 300 MHz to 6 GHz. They are available in several dimensions: 2x2, 4x4, 6x6, and up to 12x12 mm, offering the best compromise between impedance, Q factor, and resonance frequency. Dielectric resonators : The dielectric resonators are designed to replace resonant cavities in microwave functions such as filters and oscillators. Exxelia, with the support of the ESA and CNES, has developed the E7000 series which offers narrow bandwidth with reduced size. The E7000 dielectric resonator is based on Ba-Mg-Ta materials which combine ultra-high quality factor and the possibility to obtain all temperature coefficients on request. E7000 presents the high performances required for space use in the frequency range of 5 to 32 GHz and ensures up to Qxf > 250,000 at 10 GHz. As one of the few manufacturers producing its own raw materials, Exxelia perfectly masters the production of dielectric resonators. Encouraged by the success of this new range, Exxelia is now able to supply larger batches (up to 20 kg of powder) while retaining the same product properties. Ferrites : Ferrites are magnetic materials used in a variety of applications. They are particularly effective in suppressing electromagnetic interference and noise in high-frequency applications, making them indispensable for modern communication systems. Ferrites are offered in disc, triangle, or specific designs. These materials are based on Exxelia formulations, offering low deltaH (ΔH) conducive to reducing IMD. Their combination with a dielectric material allows for a wide choice of composites (FDA) to miniaturize isolator/circulator designs. Exxelia's ferrites are distinguished by their exceptional quality and superior performance. These ferrites are made from high-quality materials and benefit from state-of-the-art design and manufacturing processes. They have been tested for use in demanding environments and have demonstrated exceptional reliability in applications up to 40 GHz. Contact us to help you choose the ferrites that best suit your needs.
Participation in the "Industry of the future" program by GIFAS
"Industry of the Future" Program Launched in 2019, for four years, financed by the government, as well as the Regions, OPCO2i, companies and GIFAS: the "Industry of the Future" program aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the sector through the introduction of new 4.0 technologies. This program, which is the result of close collaboration between the Industrial Committee, the GEAD and the AERO-PME Committee, is a continuation of the "Industrial Performance" program. Its objective is to use new digital and production technologies in all phases of a product's life. In this respect, the Exxelia sites of Illange and Marmoutier are concerned. Frédéric BOIS, in his capacity as Director of the Exxelia site of Illange, was able to actively participate in the exchanges. The objectives were numerous, namely : Inventory of the industrial maturity of our site of Illange. Analysis. Recommendation and deployment of Industry 4.0 tools best suited to the situation of each company. Thanks to the Grand Est region which contributes to the financing of the program, to the partners: Cetim - Technical center of mechanical industries, BoostAeroSpace SAS, UIMM, DREETS, OPCO 2i, and of course to AERIADES as a facilitator of the aeronautical sector in the region. Did you know that? At Exxelia, we use AI: Artificial Intelligence (click to discover the article - FR version).