M6 Progress Meeting of the internatational ICARUS project was held in Miskolc.
M6 Progress Meeting of the internatational ICARUS project was held in Miskolc. The meeting was hosted by University of Miskolc and Admatis Ltd. The ICARUS project focuses on developing a new thermodynamic approach to materials design that promises the discovery of entirely new classes of multi-component nc metal alloys resistant to coarsening, with properties specifically tailored to application. Picture below shows the participants of the meeting. Project homepage can be seen here.
Sentinel-2B satellite was launched on board with hardware manufactured by Admatis.
The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 01:49 GMT on 7 March (02:49 CET; 22:49 local time, 6 March).The satellite doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system. 70 pieces Hungarian equipment supports the mission that were developed by HUNSPACE members leaded by ADMATIS. Latest news and video here.
Sentinel-2B soon to be launched on board with hardware manufactured by Admatis.
The preparations of a new Copernicus Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-2B, are finished and the satellite will soon be carried into orbit by ESA's own lightweight launcher Vega, departing from Europe's spaceport in Kourou. Sentinel-2B is set to play a key role in the Copernicus programme, the world’s largest environmental monitoring programme which is headed by the European Commission in partnership with ESA. Admatis has been manufactured optical baffles, thermal shields, radiators and connector brackets to the Multi-Spectral Instrument.
Admatis has been successfully delivered the first batch of Sentinel-2C/D satellite hardware
Admatis has been successfully delivered the first batch of Sentinel-2C/D hardware to Tolouse, France. Integration and assembly will be managed by Airbus. The picture below shows the uniquely developedtransport containers with the Admatis team.
Successful Delivery Review Board meeting of Sentinel-2C/D satellite hardware.
Second Delivery Review Board meeting of Sentinel-2C/D hardware is successful. The DRB has been organized in Miskolc and led by Airbus. DRB scope is the first batch to be delivered of thermal shields and radiators of Sentinel-2C/D satellites. Pictures below show the hardware inspection in Admatis Cleanroom, and the newly installed Clean Bench.
Admatis succesfully delivered the FPA and FEE Radiator flight models of CHEOPS satellite
After a long development phase and successful tests, Admatis delivered the Focal Plane Array (FPA) and Front End Electronics (FEE) radiator flight models of CHEOPS satellite to University of Bern for integration. CHEOPS satellite will be launched in 2018. The picture below shows the team with the unique, Adamtis-developed transport container of CHEOPS radiators. CHEOPS mission homepage can be found here.
CHEOPS Instrument Progress Meeting #7 was organized together by Admatis and Konkoly Observatory and was held at Budapest.
Admatis and Konkoly Obesvatory of Hungarian Academy of Sciences organized together the CHEOPS mission Instrument Progress Meeting #7 at Budapest. Main topic of the meeting is the CHEOPS satellite hardware and instruments manufacturing status. At the meeting among others scientists and engineers of Univerity of Bern, ESA, DLR, Finmeccanica and Admatis took part.
Homepages of CHEOPS mission and Konkoly Observatory can be found here and here.
Progress Meeting participants
New Sentinel-2 Satellite components will be manufactured in Hungary
2016. 03. 16.
SENTINEL-2 satellite is for optical Earth monitoring as the second member of the ASTRIUM (nowadays AIRBUS DEFENSE & SPACE) Copernicus (formerly GMES: Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) set where Sentinel unit runs a high resolution Multi-Spectral Imaging Instrument (MSI). Optical sensors ranging a wide spectrum (0.4-2.4 µm) at a resolution around 10 meters scan a 290 km wide zone simultaneously at a 786 km orbit. Light from each scanned ‘dot’ will face several sensors (13 channels), separate in the visible and infrared ranges. Positioning tools will drive optics to aim with 20m (on surface) precision. Two Sentinel-2 satellites synchronized (with constantly altered orbit) can cover most of land surfaces every five days, while cloudless clear record is probable in every 22 days. The ensemble analysis of the spectral channels will provide vital data on the atmosphere, waterfront movements, water and chlorophyl content of greenery, volcanic phenomena and human influence. ADMATIS designed and procured mechanical and thermal equipments for MSI such as brackets for electronics (with radiators), thermal shields and baffles. The twin-satellites will serve the ESA and EU after 2012 from seven to twelve years.
ESA announced last year, that new models of the satellite (Sentinel-2C and Sentinel-2D) will be manufactured. The Metallic Mechanical and Thermal Hardware also will be created in Hungary, with the technical leading of ADMATIS. More information can be read here.
Music clip: History of Hungarian space activities
2016. 01 .25.
2015 is a special year: the Hungarian space community is celebrating Hungary’s accession to ESA as 22nd full member state. This following video shows the history of Hungarian space activities and Hungary’s long standing cooperation with ESA covering areas from Science, to Earth Observation, Human Spaceflight, Telecom and Navigation. The video can bee watch here.
Sentinel-2A pictures now available
2016. 01. 13.
ESA is pleased to announce the availability of Sentinel-2A orthorectified products in the Sentinels Scientific Data Hub. Any products acquired from the 28th of November onward are available to any user. Sentinel-2 is currently in its Ramp-up Phase, operating the following observation scenario: with an average of 10 minutes MSI sensing time per orbit, Sentinel-2A is acquiring Europe and Africa systematic on every orbit, while the rest of the sunlit world land masses between 56 degrees South and 84 degrees North will be mapped with a 30 days revisit time. 70 pieces of satellite equipment was developed and manufactured by HUNSPACE members leaded by Admatis.
Read more here. Pictures of Hungary can be seen below.
Succesful CHEOPS baffle cover opening test performed at Astrium D&S-Spain
Successful baffle cover opening test was performed at Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) – Spain after the spacecraft mechanical environmental campaign. The cover, which is used to protect the telescope against environmental influences during ground operations and launch, opened as planned roughly 50 seconds after the system has been switched on. The system is a one-shot opening cover, which will be activated once the satellite is in orbit.This test concluded the spacecraft structural qualification model (SQM) test campaign – a major milestone for the CHEOPS project. Read more here.
Testing CHEOPS STM at ESTEC, Noordwijk
2015. 11. 11.
STM (structural and thermal model) of ESA’s exoplanet-watching CHEOPS satellite being placed in an acoustic chamber in Europe’s largest spacecraft testing centre, ESTEC, Noordwijk helping to ensure the flight version can endure the extreme conditions of a rocket launch. FPA and FEE radiators developed by Admatis was installed to the satellite. Read more here.
Testing CHEOPS STM at the University of Bern
In the huge test chamber of University of Bern the CHEOPS engineers run thermal cycles on the telescope’s structural and thermal model (STM): under vacuum they subject the STM to temperatures from minus 60 to 140 degrees Celsius. FPA and FEE radiators developed by Admatis was installed to the satellite. Latest news and video here.
Sentinel-2 delivered its first images
2015. 06. 27.
Just four days after being lofted into orbit, Europe’s Sentinel-2A satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ that it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme. 70 pieces of satellite equipment was developed and manufactured by HUNSPACE members leaded by Admatis. Latest news here.
Successful launch of Sentinel-2 satellite with several Admatis equipmont on board
2015. 06. 23.
The ESA-developed Sentinel-2A was launched today, adding a high-resolution optical imaging capability to the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system. 70 pieces Hungarian equipment supports the mission that were developed by HUNSPACE members leaded by ADMATIS. Latest news and video here.
The general manager of ADMATIS won the Szentpáli István prize
2010. 05. 11.
In anniversary of Miskolc town Dr. Bárczy Pál was prized by mayor of Miskolc in National Theater because of achieved successes with ADMATIS.
Receiving the AS/EN9100 and ISO 9001 quality management system
2010. 05. 05.
ADMATIS passed the final audit of AS/EN9100 held by SGS. From now to 2013 ADMATIS possesses the certificate.
Introducing the most exciting details of FOCUS experiments to Slovakian pupils
2010. 03. 26.
In the library of University of Miskolc a short presentation has been taken.
ADMATIS 10 years old
2010. 03. 19.
ADMATIS was founded 10 years ago. The founders, representatives of our partners took participate in the anniversary.
Visit Munich companies
2010. 03. 10-12.
3 days long business development journey ADMATIS took presentation for EADS Defence, EADS Astrium and companies of Bavairia klaster.
FOCUS has benn started
2010. 02. 07.
The foam generating was successfull in morning 07.02.2010 on board of ISS. Jeffrey Williams has just started the FOCUS experiment in Columbus module and it seems everything is working!!!
Progress 36P launch
2010. 02. 03.
Russian cargo spaceship PROGRESS 36P (M-04M) is scheduled to launch in 3rd February 2010, at 7:00AM Baikonur time, with Soyuz rocket. Our FOCUS materials science experiment hardware will fly on this spaceship to the ISS. PROGRESS shall dock on 5th February and the FOCUS Experiment Container will be moved on the same day to the Columbus Module, where the experiment is planned to be carried out. Experiment executor shall be Jeffrey N. Williams astronaut. One of our colleagues will follow the experiment together with the USOC operators in the case of any communication needed between ADMATIS and the astronaut.
FOCUS filled in
2010. 01. 27.
Experiment hardware of ADMATIS Ltd. has been filled with the appropriate materials in the designated lab at ESTEC and now ready for foaming! Final leak tests and functional tests on both Flight Models with the participation of ESA experts have been run successfully. One of the flight models were handed over filled, assembled and packed in the evening of 27th January 2010 and it arrived on 31st January to Baikonur. Flight spare will stay at the ESTEC until the experiment run. They day after the successful filling and final leak tests exact experiment timeline was reviewed and finalized with the leadership of Erasmus USOC colleagues.
The FOCUS and MSI project press conference gone off well with several responses in Hungarian and in European media as well.
2010. 01. 14.
With the assistance of the National Office for Research and Technology and the Hungarian Space Office, on the 5th of August, 2009. Admatis Ltd. announced its report on its two paralelly running space-projects.
FOCUS project is a unique material science space experiment from Central Europe (ESA-Admatis SURE project), while MSI project made our company an industrial subcontractor of ESA through EADS Astrium by a tender where more than 37 countries were invited to compete.
FOCUS project – FOam Casting and Utilization in Space
2010. 01. 14.
The European Colombus modul of the International Space Station will give place to the FOCUS foaming experiment (expected in February of 2010.) to examine the behaviour of aqueous foam structures in microgravity. The scientific outcome will facilitate the on-ground-technology development on metallic foams inter alia. The scientific background and the hardware development, testing etc. is procured by Admatis Ltd., while ESA is responsible for qualification, shipping and operating the hardware. The project is a SURE financed cooperation with ESA where the new EU member state scientists and SMEs get chance to partake in scientific experiments on board of ISS. Our experiment hardware succeeded all necessary pre-flight qualification procedures inclusive the end of 2009. The launch of FOCUS experiment is 3rd of February 2010 and it will be carried out 8 th of February 2010.
MSI MMTH project – Multi Spectral Instrument Metallic Mechanical and Thermal Hardware
2010. 01. 14.
Admatis Ltd. succeeded the PDR (Preliminary Design Review in December of 2009.) in the Sentinel-2 Earth-observing satellite parts development. The emphasised positive feedbacks from the prime contractor are showing the crescendo of reliance that is crucial in space industry. ADMATIS Ltd. designs and procures mechanical and thermal equipments for MSI such as brackets for electronics, thermal shields and baffles (16 equipments) and further partakes in procuring and testing of around fifteen equipments.
Admatis Ltd. took part in the MetFoam Conference 2009. in Bratislava early September...
2010. 01. 14.
... as it accomodates the material science achievements and development aims of our company. Admatis Ltd. is the head of a consortium on developing an own, shaped metal foam technology. The deputed conference poster can be viewed here.