[SatNews] While the larger satellites are still of prime interest because of shear capacity, depth of functions and expected service life, a new generation of compact satellites has been developed that allow academic and commercial sectors to produce useful science at both nano-level costs and with shorter realization times—and Haigh-Farr would like to introduce their product lines to attendees at booth #3119.
The challenge for this growing market is to deliver desired capabilities within severe size restrictions while delivering reliable antennas to ensure communications to and from earth bases, and between other compact satellites launched as a group. Haigh-Farr is taking its well-proven space designs and manufacturing techniques for these high-end solutions and miniaturizing the technology to reach a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) price point. The price, performance levels, and the physical size and weight of these antennas will play a key role in the development of this market. Delivering a robust antenna that can both fulfill the mission and survive the harsh environment of space is the goal and the latest products will be on display at Satellite 2014 in Washington D.C. The company is also available to discuss their small satellite and nano-launcher antennas.
The company's infosite is located at http://www.haigh-farr.com/