Curtiss-Wright Defense Systems provided a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), telemetry data subsystem for the new Vega-C launcher.
Vega-C is designed to deliver government, commercial and science payloads weighing up to 2,200 kg. to SSO. As this market is especially cost-sensitive, ESA’s goal is for the Vega-C launcher to serve as a next-generation launch vehicle that is able to support the same, or greater, mission objectives as the original Vega, but at a reduced cost. Curtiss-Wright’s cost-effective, COTS electronics systems approach supports this challenging performance/cost target.
Curtiss-Wright provided AVIO, the prime for the Vega-C, with a full telemetry subsystem used on the Vega-C launcher, including data acquisition, data handling, and RF transmission.
“We extend our sincerest congratulations to AVIO and the European Space Agency on the successful launch of the Vega-C,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “We are very proud to support this important program with our cost-effective Space COTS products. Our unique Smart Backplane technology enables radiation-tolerant electronics to be used in many applications across many market sectors, allowing lower-cost COTS modules to be reliably used in harsh space environments.”
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global integrated business that provides highly engineered products, solutions and services mainly to Aerospace & Defense markets, as well as critical technologies in demanding Commercial Power, Process and Industrial markets. Headquartered in Davidson, N.C., we leverage a workforce of 7,800 highly skilled employees who develop, design and build what we believe are the best engineered solutions to the markets we serve. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing innovative solutions through trusted customer relationships. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.