Whether enabling successful launches of satellites, satellite systems, or enabling humans to live and work in outer space, HS Space Systems has fielded technologies and flight hardware to make these missions successful. Space Systems has more than 40 years of space heritage and has been a part of every major space program since the 1960s.
Enabling human space exploration has been the company’s core focus since the Apollo era in the 1960s. These unique human space flight technical and systems engineering skills continue to be developed as the company incorporates emerging new technologies in the next generation of NASA’s space vehicles, space suits, launch systems, surface habitats, in-situ resource utilization, and human/robotic systems integration, as we begin our 21st Century journey back to the moon and on to Mars.
Extravehicular Activity (EVA)
Enabling work by human space explorers has been one of the company’s core focus areas. The first steps taken by Neil Armstrong on the surface of the moon in 1969 were in a Hamilton Sundstrand “space suit.” More recently, the EMU (Extravehicular Mobility Unit) played a pivotal role in the Hubble Space Telescope repair, and continues to serve astronauts as they assemble the International Space Station. Space Systems is advancing novel EVA concepts for a new generation of space adventurers who will explorer the moon and Mars with unprecedented capabilities provided by its space suit systems and tools.
Missile & Launch Vehicle Systems
Hamilton Sundstrand’s Missile and Launch Vehicle Systems element has more than 50 years of experience in missile and launch vehicle applications. It employs engineering expertise, product technologies and facility capabilities to provide system solutions for demanding Aerospace applications including: Missiles, Missile Defense, Launch Vehicles, and Unmanned Air Systems. Products include: Thrust Vector Control Actuation Systems, Propellant Storage and Management Assemblies, Turbine Power Systems, Power Generation, Control & Distribution Systems and Flight Control Actuation Systems.
Hamilton Sundstrand has supplied Satellite Systems to the industry for over 40 years. It specializes in Propellant Storage and Management Assemblies, Sensing Systems, Fluid Handling Systems, Energy Storage and Conversion, and Thermal Control Systems. Hamilton Sundstrand Satellite Systems integrates the extensive flight hardware experience of the heritage businesses of Keystone Engineering, Rocketdyne, and Orbital Sensor Systems to provide next generation satellite developers with a suite of advanced bus and instrument systems.