MCA

Blog: Advanced technology assists thrust vector control

18 Sep 2017

 

Thrust vector control (TVC) is a vital part of space/aerospace manoeuvring. It is essentially the ability of an aircraft, rocket, or launch vehicle to change the direction of flight via altering the thrust from its engine (or engines). This is done in order to control the attitude or angular velocity. In space flight, traditional control methods via flight surface adjustment are ineffective, so here thrust vectoring is the primary means of attitude control.

Blog: Multi-Chip Arrays (MCAs) pave the way for ‘NewSpace’ projects

17 May 2017

 

The space industry is changing fast and the electronics industry that supplies its components is changing with it. In times past geostationary satellites and exploratory spacecraft were the domain of governments and large-scale technology companies. But that is all changing.