ESTL Document database – ESTL provide a fully searchable database of technical reports they have produced over a 40+ year period of R&D support to ESA through the Tribology Applications Programme (TAPS) – TAPS are focused R&D projects, around 8-10 per year, that ESTL undertakes to generate essential tribological data for the European Space community. Typically, they involve developing, evaluating and validating tribology advancements and mechanism design data. They are fully funded by ESA. All TAP reports can be accessed from our Website Members area and when presented, at ESA Final Presentation Days, ESMATS, etc. Users need to register to be able to access the database – ESTL Document database
The latest edition of the Mechanisms ECSS – ECSS-E-ST-33-01C – can be downloaded from this website (everyspec.com)
ESA’s next (24th) Mechanisms Final Presentation Days and the 13th Mechanisms Workshop will take place at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands on 12th, 13th, and 14th of February 2020. Details will appear on the ESA website in due course. The workshop will cover Space Ball Bearings sizing and Pyrotechnics.
ESMATS’ sister symposium in the USA will be held in Houston, Texas between May 13th – 15th, 2020. More details in the following flyer.
Those of you thinking of submitting a paper are reminded that summaries for the 45th Aerospace Mechanism Symposium are due 4th October, 2019. Due to the time often required for proprietary information review, you may need to start that process as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline.