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16th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium 2015

Bilbao, Spain - 23rd to 25th September 2015

17th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium, 2017

Is being organised by Airbus Defence and Space Ltd and will be held in Hertfordhire, United Kingdom - 20th to 22nd September 2017
Full details can be found on the symposium website ESMATS 2017

SENER - Organisers of the 16th ESMATS

sener aerospace In Space, SENER has developed from its beginnings mechanisms and mechanical systems that cover almost all the needs of the Flight Segment. This is backed up with technical solvency, successfully proven on more than 60 satellites and spacecrafts currently operating with SENER equipment on board. In fact, SENER has a major history of successful deliveries, with which it has achieved a reputation for quality and reliability in Space. In its almost 50 years, SENER has supplied over 260 equipments and systems for ESA, NASA, JAXA and Roskosmos’ missions without a single failure. The company has taken part in programmes such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Columbus, Envisat, Rosetta, Meteosat SG, Herschel and Planck, MetOp, Mars Science Laboratory, Gaia and Sentinel 1, 2 and 3, as well as commercial missions such as Hispasat, Spainsat or XTAR-EUR. Currently it is working in Bepi Colombo, Meteosat TG, Solar Orbiter, Euclid and Proba-3, among others. SENER was the first Spanish company to win a European Space Agency (then ESRO) tender, in 1967, to design and build the rocket targeting and launch tower in Kiruna (Sweden).

Products and areas of expertise

SENER takes part in most ESA space programmes as a recognised supplier of mechanisms, mechatronics and complex mechanical systems:
  • hold-down and release mechanisms
  • deployment mechanisms
  • crushable structures
  • high-precision rotary or linear actuators
  • deployment and speed regulators
  • antenna pointing mechanisms
  • focusing systems
  • filter wheels
  • scanning and micro-positioning systems
Moreover, SENER supplies essential items for completing successful missions, such as:
  • optical systems
  • electronic control systems, including control software
  • Attitude and Orbital Control Systems (AOCS)
  • Guidance, and Navigation and Control systems (GNC)
SENER human team has a wide range of engineering expertise areas that cover all major topics involved in our equipments and systems:
  • Mechanical design
  • Structural design
  • Thermal design
  • Electronics design
  • Software
  • Optical design
  • Control Engineering
  • GNC/AOCS design
  • Integration and Verification
  • System Engineering
  • System Architecture
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The following list identifies some of the ESA, NASA and commercial programmes that SENER has successfully supported over the years
  • Bepi-Columbo
  • Cluster
  • Columbus
  • Envisat
  • ExoMars
  • Gaia
  • Helios
  • Herschel and Planck
  • Hispasat
  • Hubble
  • Mars Science Laboratory
  • Meteosat
  • Meteosat Second Generation
  • Metop
  • Rosetta
  • Sentinels
  • Soho
  • Solo
  • SpainSat
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