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ESMATS 2011: The 14th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium - Conference sponsors details
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14th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium 2011

Constance, Germany. 28th / 30th September 2011

14th ESMATS sponsors

ESMATS Sponsorship

ESMATS is organised such that we can keep the participation fees in a reasonable range. For any extras we are dependent on direct financial support from companies or organisations (sponsoring). Your benefit as a sponsor will be the presentation of your company's logo at a prominent place on the symposium web site, the symposium flyer and during the symposium itself.

To sponsors we also offer a presentation space in the hotel foyer, just in front of the conference room, where you can display your products and services and inclusion of one of your mechanisms in the ring of mechanism on top of the Konzil of Constance as presented on all official symposium advertising documentation.

I would like to welcome you to the Symposium and if you are considering sponsoring the only event of its kind in Europe please contact me using the link below.

Hans Juergen Jung
Local organizer
contact   Tel: +49 7545 8 3476

EADS Astrium esa logo cnes logo RUAG Space Switzerland (former Oerlikon Space) logo moog
estl/esr sener dlr kongsberg Sierra Nevada Space Systems logo

EADS Astrium

EADS Astrium

eurostar 3000 SADMDrawing on over 40 years' experience, Astrium Satellites' equipment and subsystems portfolio covers avionics, electronic, mechanism and structure products and expertise specific to space applications. Key technology areas, for both platforms and payloads, in which the company excels include: solar generators, lightweight, high-stability structures, thermal management systems and components, guidance, navigation and control systems, antennas and reflectors, on-board digital processors, electrical, RF and microwave equipment, sensors, flight software - to name but a few.

The capability to design and manufacture this vast range of equipment and subsystems in-house confers enormous advantages in terms of flexibility of response and optimisation of capacity. This is not only a major factor in the success of Astrium Satellites' prime business activities, but also allows the company to offer external customers space-tested state-of-the-art, off-the-shelf-products.

EADS Astrium range of Mechanism products include: Contacts:
Website: - EADS Astrium

european space agency - esa

European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

Formed in 1973, when a Ministerial Conference in the Hague approved a highly ambitious space programme to carry the European space effort into the new millenium.

Another Ariane 5 successful launch Since the last ESMATS, ESA has overseen the successful launches of SMOS and Cryosat2, continued with Europe's commiment to the ISS and seen remarkable results returned from Plank and Herschel, both of which were launched in the summer of 2009. ESA continues in its role of establishing Europe as a major player in the space community.

ESA has 18 Member States; Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Hungary, Romania, Poland, Estonia and Slovenia are ‘European Cooperating States'. Other countries have signed cooperation agreements with ESA.

By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.


ruag space

RUAG Space

RUAG Space is the largest international, independent supplier of high reliable space equipment for use on-board satellites and on launchers. RUAG Space is the new common name for RUAG's space operations in Switzerland, Austria (former Austrian Aerospace) and Sweden (former Saab Space) with 650 employees. Development and production of high precision mechanisms are a key strength of RUAG Space such as pointing and deployment mechanisms, mechanism components, sliprings, separation mechanism for launchers.

Besides its strong mechanical competences, RUAG Space offers expertise in Computers and Data Handling, Signal Processing, Structures, Thermal Systems, Microwave electronics, Antennas, MGSE and scientific instrumentation. The combined space operations of RUAG Space builds on a vast experience in space projects and is highly recognized as reliable and robust supplier in Europe and beyond. RUAG Space is active in the institutional and commercial space market as well as in related industrial segments, serving ESA, ESTEC, CNES, etc. and industrial clients, building on long-term relationships of more than 25 years.

RUAG Space belongs to the RUAG group, an international aerospace and defence company with strong technological skills and production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and Austria. The Group's holding company is based in Berne, the capital of Switzerland.

The Austrian subsidiary (RUAG Space GmbH) is a well-proven supplier of electrical, mechanical and thermal equipments and subsystems for satellites and launchers. Thermal insulation for cryogenic applications is an important spin-off product on the non-space market. The company, with its main premises in Vienna and a production site in Berndorf has 135 employees. A substantial number of successful contributions to European, US and Asian space projects have established the company's reputation as an acclaimed international partner. The product portfolio encompasses the following areas of expertise:

In the field of mechanisms for space RUAG Space Austria has put an emphasis on pointing mechanisms, deployment systems and structural components. RSA is well known for its patented Electric Propulsion Pointing Mechanisms for both institutional and commercial satellites. Deployment Mechanisms and components like Viscous Dampers are sold world-wide. Mechanical engineering for space applications covers aspects such as kinematics at cryogenic temperatures down to 5 K, the selection of space-usable material, corrosion, tribology, the use of electric motors and release systems, testing at cryogenic temperatures etc.

In Switzerland, RUAG Space Ltd. is an expert in design and manufacturing of highly capable slip-rings for solar arrays as well as for pointing and deployment, position and hold-down & release mechanisms for satellite appendages like antennas and solar arrays. The development of the contamination control cover of the MIRI instrument of the James Webb Space Telescope, the pointing mechanism for the BepiColombo antenna, the hold-down & release mechanism for the Rosetta antenna or the Grabbing, Positioning & Release Mechanism for LISA are some latest examples.

Switzerland also produces fairings for Ariane and Atlas launchers, lightweight structures and complete scientific instrumentation for microgravity research.

The Swedish branch (RUAG Space AB) is the world's leading supplier of payload adapters and separation systems for commercial launch vehicles with a record of more than 400 in-orbit separations. The Payload Adapters are tailored to our customers needs and manufactured out of aluminum or Carbon Fiber composite technologies to impressive performance. Customers are Ariane, Atlas, Delta, Land Launch, Proton, Sea Launch, Soyuz, Taurus and Titan launchers.

RUAG Space Sweden also provide highly reliable on-board satellite equipment including computer systems, antennas and microwave electronics.

Austria: RUAG Space GmbH
Stachegasse 16
A-1120 Vienna Austria

Switzerland: RUAG Space Ltd
P.O. Box 301
Seetalstrasse 175
6032 Emmen
Phone: +41 412 684 311 (Secr.)
Fax: +41 412 683 948

Sweden: RUAG Space AB
Solhusgatan 11
405 15 Göteborg
Phone: +46 31 735 00 00
Fax: +46 31 735 40 00


Austrian Research Center

SENER Aerospace - Mechanisms/Mechatronics

SENER’s skills in the field of Mechanisms and Mechatronics cover the whole range of activities from conceptual design, analysis, simulation and manufacture to assembly, final integration and hardware tests (AIT).

SENER designs, classifies and delivers to the customer completely enabled electronic equipment, structures and modules for Aerospace, Aeronautical and Defence applications.

In the field of Electronics, the company performs all the activities, from systems engineering to the delivery of flight equipment.

In actuation, control and mechanisms systems, its activities range from systems analysis to final integration.

Integration is carried out at SENER’s installations and the tests are carried out internally in the special testing installations. These tests include environmental tests as well as vacuum and thermal tests, structural tests and vibration and shock tests or EMI/EMC tests.

In most cases, the development phase of the programme ends with a complete and extensive test campaign of a prototype. This classification process covers the following verifications:
SENER has its own production and integration installations for electronics and optical electronics and new installations for actuation and control systems.

Contact details:
Severo Ochoa 4 – Parque Tecnológico de Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid) – Spain
Tel: +34 918 077 000
Fax: +34 918 077 201

DLR logo

DLR - Research for the Earth

DLR is Germany's national research center for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany's Space Agency, the German federal government has given DLR responsibility for the forward planning and implementation of the German space programme as well as international representation of Germany's interests.

Aeronautics and space make substantial contributions to the way we live today. Aviation guarantees our global mobility and satellites enable worldwide communication. Remote sensing generates data about our environment, while the exploration of space leads to new knowledge about the origin and development of the Solar System, its planets, and, hence, about the creation of life.

Moreover, key industries, including materials technology, medicine and software engineering, all profit from innovations made by DLR in the fields of aeronautics and space.


German Aerospace Center
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, Robotic Systems
T: +49 8153 28-2401
F: +49 8153 28-1134


CNES - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

Founded in 1961, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) is the government agency responsible for shaping and implementing France's space policy in Europe.

Its task is to invent the space systems of the future, bring space technologies to maturity and guarantee France's independent access to space.

CNES is a pivotal player in Europe's space programme, and a major source of initiatives and proposals that aim to maintain France and Europe's competitive edge.

It conceives and executes space programmes with its partners in the scientific community and industry, and is closely involved in many international cooperation programmes—the key to any far-reaching space policy.

The agency's more-than 2,400-strong workforce constitutes an exceptional pool of talent, with some 1,800 engineers and executives, 35% of whom are women.

Through its ability to innovate and its forward-looking vision, CNES is helping to foster new technologies that will benefit society as a whole, focusing on: Contacts:

Website: - CNES


ESTL - European Space Tribology Laboratory

ESR Technology, with the support of the European Space Agency (ESA), operates the European Space Tribology Laboratory (ESTL), Europe's focus for expertise in space tribology.

Keeping Space moving through quality solutions to friction and wear.

ESTL specialises in providing solutions to friction, wear and lubrication issues relating to the precision mechanisms that operate in the vacuum environment of space, or in terrestrial vacuum applications. Over the past 35 years, ESTL has been involved in virtually every major European Space programme, with no known failures in orbit.

ESTL delivers solutions by offering a flexible combination of specialist products and services: Contacts:
ESTL - ESR Technology Ltd
Whittle House
410 The Quadrant
Birchwood Park
Warrington WA3 6FW

Tel: +44 (0)1925 843499
Fax: +44 (0)1925 843497

ESTL is part of ESR Technology Ltd



For over 40 years, Moog has been successfully providing spacecraft mechanisms for science, military, and commercial applications. We are highly involved in NASA’s exploration of the universe by providing:

With a focus on customer intimacy, we are dedicated to ensuring customer satisfaction by providing a large range of service and product offerings which include: Contacts:
Moog Inc., Chatsworth Operations
21339 Nordhoff Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Tel: +1-818-734-6700
Website: MOOG - Spacecraft Mechanisms



KONGSBERG: Norway's leading Space Supplier. The space activities started in 1990 with the development of the Ariane 5 Booster Attachment and Release Mechanisms (DAAV/DAAR). KONGSBERG design, develop and qualify complex space subsystem for launchers and satellites.

Technology Excellence in: Contacts:
Kongsberg Defence Systems
Kirkegĺrdsveien 45
P.O. Box 1003
NO-3601 Kongsberg

Tel: +47 32 28 82 00
Fax: +47 32 28 86 20
Website: Kongsberg - Space Technology and Systems

sierra nevada space systems

Sierra Nevada Space Systems

SNC Space Systems designs and manufactures satellites, spacecraft subsystems and components, and rocket propulsion systems for defense, civil government, corporate and international customers. We also provide customers with innovative, responsive, and cost effective design options for power systems, avionics, lightweight structures, and human spacecraft systems.

SNC Space Systems products have made space exploration a success. Our spacecraft components have been on multiple interplanetary missions including the actuators and motors that power the Mars Rovers, and our hybrid rocket technologies powered the first commercial spaceplane to sub-orbital space. We are changing how we use space by building innovative, lower cost satellites like TacSat 2 and Trailblazer, the first Operationally Responsive Space satellite, and by creating advanced miniaturized avionics, thin-film solar arrays, and lightweight composite structures for spacecraft of the future.

We have a skilled and experienced technical workforce of over 250 employees in our 4 major locations: For more information about SS products & services please contact:

Space Systems
8130 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, Co 80127
Email: Contact SS
Phone: +1 775 331 0222
Fax: +1 775 331 0370

For more information on the SpaceDev and MicroSat Systems subsidiaries, programmes and products, please visit ( and (

ESMATS 2013:

For its 30 year anniversary the 15th ESMATS 2013 will be will be held in ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands between the 25th and 27th September 2013.

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As with previous years ESTL are planning to run their definative Space Tribology Course on the 2 days prior to ESMATS

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