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TAS approach with COTS solutions for New Space

Maria Teresa Valette



This document will detail the TAS’s approach on COTS solutions.

The COTS solutions proposed by Thales Alenia Space are obtained from the following matters :

  • high heritage on Hirel and COTS components use
  • a depth and focused analysis of major COTS manufacturers
  • a very good knowledge of normative systems (ESA, NASA, AECQ, JEDEC,…)
  • an improved design using products with very high electrical performances compared to HiRel products
  • an internal risk mitigation system

As a result, Thales Alenia Space developed, for COTS use in space applications. a disruptive approach with well-defined requirements/rules. This  approach takes into account different technical aspects such as radiations, material&processes, reliability, …