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PRODUCTS

Small Spacecraft Structures

TMT started out in spacecraft hardware and systems. Emerging from working with leading engineering companies, TMT personnel have over 20 years of experience working with products intended to go into space.

You put a lot into your high performance missions, give your components the environment they deserve.

Standard Passive Orbital Thermal-control (SPOT) Structures

Small spacecraft are more valuable and more capable as government and commercial missions push high-tech missions with smaller budgets and shorter schedules.

Small spacecraft are more valuable and more capable as government and commercial missions push high-tech missions with smaller budgets and shorter schedules.

TMT adapted its multifunctional, heat spreading structure technology and scaled it to smaller satellite configurations. Imagine having a structure that supports your equipment during the rigors of 

launch and smooths out the temperature extremes in the environment of space. SPOT facilitates use of available satellite area and thermal capacitance.

Have a Question?

TMT welcomes the opportunity to answer your questions or address any concerns you may have. We look forward to hearing from you today!

SPOT structures come in four standard configurations:

  • 6U

  • 12U

  • Launch U

  • ESPA

For custom configurations, please contact TMT to discuss the specifics of your project.

Standard Configurations

6U

  • Deployer Interface - PSC 6U Tab

  • Mount for PSC Electrical Connector and 3 microswitches

  • Removable cover for access

  • Hardware interface: 5 cm x 5 cm grid; #4-40 fasteners

  • Shelf: horizontal, vertical, or none

  • Mass: structure 1.9 kg; max. 6U total 12 kg

12U

  • Deployer Interface – PSC 12U Tab

  • Mount for PSC Electrical Connector and 3 microswitches

  • Removable cover for access

  • Hardware interface: 5 cm x 5 cm grid; #4-40 fasteners

  • Shelf: horizontal, vertical, or none

  • Mass: structure 3.2 kg; max. 12U total 24 kg

Launch U

  • Deployer Interface – 11.7 in MLB (PSC) (or other)

    • Launch U specifications (Aerospace Corp.)

  • 2 removable covers for access

  • Hardware interface: 5 cm x 5 cm grid; #4-40
    fasteners

  • Shelf: horizontal, vertical, or none

  • Mass: structure 9.8 kg; max. LU total 80 kg

ESPA

  • Deployer Interface – 15. in. MLB (PSC) (or other)

    • ESPA specifications

  • 2 removable covers for access

  • Hardware interface: 5 cm x 5 cm grid; #8-32
    fasteners

  • Shelf: horizontal, vertical, or none

  • Mass: structure 19.8 kg; max. ESPA total 180 kg

Benefits

  • Ease spacecraft design

  • Improve reliability

  • Provides heat spreading for efficient thermal radiation

This IR video illustrates the uniform nature of the panel technology. Exact designs and layouts are customized to each user’s needs. See our product sheets for our Thermal Control Panels and for Standard Passive Orbital Thermal-Controlled Systems.