“Managing space parts procurement and parts engineering services purely as a cost center is an outdated mindset that can have drastic repercussions, ranging from the inability to attract the right talent to discouraging the use of critical and expensive service providers.
IDIOSYNCRASY OF INTERNATIONAL SPACE MARKETS
Six decades have passed since the launch of the first artificial satellite by the USSR (Sputnik) and five decades since the landing of human beings on the Moon (Apollo project -USA-), two of the greatest landmarks of the space race that began in the shadow of the “Cold War” between the US and the USSR. After the conquest of the new world in the 16th century, this is considered a new turning point in the history of humanity that leads some authors to claim it as the beginning of a new period of history: The Space Age.
As a result, the CPPA is considered the main focal point for EEE parts. ESA, Prime contractors and Users have at their disposal one single interface which controls the overall project procurement. This concept enables a wide range of advantages divided into three different temporary stages: pre-procurement, procurement and post-procurement.
Developers of spacecraft electronics use radiation-tolerant (RT) field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to create on-board systems that meet the demanding performance needs of future space missions, survive the brutal launch process and continue to operate reliably in the harsh environment of space
The webinar describes circuit-level details of how to use the device in the intended applications and presents some experimental results demonstrating its performance. The RHRPMICL1A device has been recently qualified to the QML-V standard for radiation hardness with SMD number 5962-17211