As a leading European manufacturer of power solutions, Airbus has vast experience in providing turnkey solar arrays, photovoltaic assemblies and solar cell assemblies for institutional and commercial applications. The company also offers a full range of electronics - including power control units, power processing units for electric propulsion and electric power conditioners.
- From single units to mass production; all applications, environments and configurations at the level of turn-key solar arrays, photo voltaic assembly and solar cells assembly
- Proven heritage: Airbus' solar arrays have powered space flight for over 40 years in over 300 programs
- One-stop shop: mitigates customers' supply chain risk since all key solar array competences are “in-house”
- Airbus has also developped a dedicated SmallSats solar arrays offer called "Sparkwing"
Power conditioning and distribution units
- Unregulated power subsystems for low-Earth orbit missions
- Modular design: easy combination of qualified modules to suit customer needs
- More than 90 units delivered
EVO is a state-of-the-art PCDU product based on a flexible modular concept, developed in the framework of the Myriade-Evolution platform. It is the solution of choice for applications within a wide range of power and offers in one unit both major functionalities of an Electrical Power System.
Electric propulsion electronics
- Gridded Ion Thrusters (GIT)
- Hall Effect Thrusters (HET)
- T6 Ion Thruster
Electrical power conditioner: HECO HD40
High efficiency power converter for:
- 60-90 WRF GaN Solid State Power Amplifier
- Low Noise Amplifier
Large series production capability e.g. EPC for SSPA
Main application fields:
- S, L, C-band SSPA for SatCom and GNSS applications
- Any 60-90 WRF power GaN SSPA
Our product portfolio
Airbus’ avionics portfolio covers a complete range of compact and powerful onboard computers, launcher electronics and other world-class platform data handling equipment and interface units. Jena Optronik is the market leader for star sensors and rendezvous & docking light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensors.
Airbus is a trusted global leader in mass memories and solid-state recorders for all types of space missions. The company offers payload data handling units with compression and encryption features; radar and video electronic units; payload instrument control units; high precision, low noise timing solutions for navigation constellations and scientific applications, as well as many other mission-critical products. Airbus also provides unparalleled air quality and greenhouse gas instruments. TESAT is the world leader in RF (radio frequency) payload products and for laser communications. Jena Optronik delivers cutting-edge multi-spectral imagers and building blocks.
New Space equipment
Airbus developed PureLine, a proven family of compact and lightweight electronic products – initially envisioned for constellation applications, paving the way for disruptive unit prices while maintaining high quality. All components are intensively radiation-tested to ensure flawless operation for 10 years in low-Earth orbit. With its cutting-edge Sparkwing design, Airbus is the go-to partner for hassle-free smallsat solar arrays. TESAT offers inter-satellite as well as direct-to-Earth laser communication with disruptive “New space” products. In addition, Jena Optronik developed ASTRO CL, a breakthrough star sensor for smallsat and “New space” applications.
Mechanical and Thermal
Airbus developed HiPeR, a scalable High Performance Radiator product suite (thermal straps, flexible film radiator panels…) that brings disruptive benefits compared to traditional aluminum radiators. The company also provides tailored functional structures and radiator mechanical products where HiPeR’s advantages can be exploited.
Benefiting from a strong heritage in equipment for launchers, Airbus contributes to the European success story. With state-of-the-art products and facilities, Airbus has played a key role in electronics and structures for the Ariane 5, Ariane 6 and Vega launchers.
Do you have testing needs? With 50 years of experience in high-end antenna measurement techniques, Airbus offers Compensated Compact Ranges (CCRs) that represent the world standard in antenna test facilities for the space industry. Our on-ground support also extends to a wide range of test equipment for avionics and TM/TC, as well as interface simulators. In addition, we also act as an EEE parts agency to optimize your parts purchase. Learn more about our “on-ground” support capabilities.