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Solar arrays, power conversion and processing

Solar arrays, power conversion and processing

Airbus empowers customers' missions

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.

Airbus Defence And Space Solar Arrays

 
  • 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"

 

Discover Airbus' Solar Array solutions.

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

 

Airbus’ modular power conditioning and distribution units are designed for missions in low Earth orbit.

Electric propulsion electronics

  • Gridded Ion Thrusters (GIT)
  • Hall Effect Thrusters (HET)
  • HEMP
  • T6 Ion Thruster

 

A digital rendering of Airbus’ Elektro power processing unit (PPU) for hall effect thrusters.

Power converters

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
A close-up view of an 60-90 WRF GaN solid state power amplifier for space applications.

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