Astroscale ELSA-M Container Delivery
Following design approval in early September 2022, Barum & Dewar is pleased to announce the completion, testing and safe delivery of the latest DELTA® transit and storage container for the ELSA-M servicer to Astroscale’s brand new facility at Harwell, Oxfordshire.
With the ELSA-M project set to launch at the end of 2024 it will be pivotal in delivering Astroscale’s vision of securing the safe and sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations. The ELSA-M mission is designed to develop a servicer aircraft that will be capable of capturing and de-orbiting multiple satellites in a single full-service commercial mission.
Barum & Dewar based its design for the ELSA-M container around its field proven DELTA® style of container, comprising a shallow mild steel base structure onto which carefully selected anti-vibration wire mounts were installed along with a deep removable lid. To ease the removal and fitting of the lid even within reduced height areas, the lid was manufactured in two halves allowing it to be easily removed without the need for an overhead crane.
The container will safely transport the ELSA-M spacecraft both domestically and internationally providing a secure, clean, and dry environment. In addition, the container will need to protect the payload from shock, vibration and ground handling movements whilst providing safe working load practices. The DELTA® style design benefits from years of field proven heritage with examples currently in use around the world thus significantly de-risking this element of the program.
Barum & Dewar is recruiting
As a result of continued growth, we are seeking to recruit a Regional Sales and Development Manager to cover the Midlands area and beyond. The role will include some account management of existing accounts but will best suit someone with the drive and ambition to seek and open new business within what is for B&D a largely underdeveloped region. We have a reputation built over more than 25 years for delivering innovative and cost effective packaging solutions delivered with exceptional levels of engagement and outstanding client service.
Working remotely, the role will position you as the key point of contact for clients in this Region with responsibility for identifying new business opportunities, expanding existing relationships and promoting Barum & Dewar as the go to partner in product protection.
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Deliveries underway for Aerospacelab
Barum & Dewar is proud to have had a long-standing partnership with Aerospacelab, starting in 2019 when Aerospacelab first contacted Barum & Dewar with regards to designing and supplying a bespoke transportation container suitable for its PROBA-V companion cubesat (PVCC). Following the success of the PVCC project and Barum & Dewar’s proven track record working in the space sector, Aerospacelab approached Barum & Dewar once more to design and manufacture three specialist containers for its Versatellite Satellite Platforms (VSP).
The VSP satellite containers needed to provide environmental protection as well as mechanical dampening and protection from mechanical loads during transportation. The container also needed to be sealed, ISO 7 clean room compatible and suitable for nitrogen purging.
We are pleased to announce that delivery has commenced, with the first of several containers having arrived with Aerospacelab. All containers are set to be delivered by the end of the year and we look forward to seeing them in use and pushing forward advancement in the space industry.
Benoit Deper, CEO and Founder of Aerospacelab, said:
“We are pleased to receive the first of several VSP satellite containers. From our initial meeting to present, our experience of working with Barum & Dewar has only been a positive one. We are impressed with the exceptional build quality of the product and look forward to receiving the remaining satellite containers.”
Californian Connections with Turion Space
Barum & Dewar is delighted to announce that it has successfully completed delivery of Turion Space’s first DELTA satellite container.
California-based Turion Space is one of Barum & Dewar’s latest customers in our ever-expanding international client portfolio, cementing our ability to deliver world-class packaging solutions.
Turion Space is building a sustainable future in space through building spacecraft aimed at providing space logistics services, including space debris removal, and gathering space situational awareness data.
Barum & Dewar has designed, manufactured and delivered a custom DELTA satellite container to Turion Space in just over four months, after initial contact was made back in June. This highlights the exceptional expertise that Barum & Dewar possesses and its ability to respond, at pace, to the complex requirements of the space industry.
Barum & Dewar seals another contract for its DELTA style container design
Leading worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems, Moog, has contracted Barum & Dewar to design and manufacture a custom storage and shipping container for its Small Launch Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (SL-OMV).
The SL-OMV is a lightweight and low-cost propulsive adapter that distributes small satellites and cubesats. The SL-OMV provides the ability to deploy multiple payloads to different orbits. The system features composite structures, standard cubesat interfaces and a green propulsion system enabling launches from spaceports and other facilities that do not have hazardous payload processing capabilities. This spacecraft will advance commercial spaceflight by increasing the quality and availability of data for small satellite missions.
The SL-OMV’s maiden voyage will launch as part of UK Space Agency’s Spaceflight Programme from the UK’s first commercial spaceport at the Sutherland site in Melness, Scotland.