KEY UNITS FOR CARRIER ROCKETS AND LANDING MODULES
Our long-term effort to adapt high-speed machine technology to new products resulted in an agreement with the European Space Agency in 2017. Thanks to this initiative, electric pumps will be developed to enable new possibilities for rocket engines architecture. We also develop electromotive driven valves which enable to control rocket engine thrust, including control electronics and software.
Conceptual design and study
Engineering Analyses (FEM, CFD)
Test bench design
Vacuum thermal testing
Design and production documentation
Valve Aerodynamic Characteristics
Pump performance analysis
Bearing cooling and local boiling
FEM thermal and structural analysis
1D / 3D rotordynamics
Tests prediction and correlation
Experiment data processing
Analytical method validation
Real-time optical measurements
AC / DC converters
Special measuring equipment
SUBSYSTEMS FOR LIQUID-PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES
Electric pumps for space applications
The complicated architecture of liquid-propellant rocket engines can be greatly simplified by using high-speed permanent magnet synchronous motors to drive the pump instead of a turbine. The new design consists of a high-speed synchronous motor, a fluid dynamic bearing and an innovative seal.
Electric valves for space applications
Rocket fuel valves are subject to high standards, guaranteeing perfect technological quality and technical reliability. Our valves are designed for 100 KN throttleable LOX-methane expander engine. We develop regulating valves with electromotive drive, including a dedicated electronic controller.
Microelectronics and Power Electronics for Space Applications
The electric pump control system ensures accurate control of the rocket engine performance, a key feature for landers.