[SatNews] Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc. (Vanguard) will be exhibiting at the 31st Space Symposium, on April 13-16 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vanguard’s booth, #1410 is located in Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center Pavilion, and features several new technologies and products, including the recent announcement by Harris Corporation for the inaugural product launch of fixed mesh reflectors for which they teamed with Vanguard. Fixed mesh reflectors are half the weight of competing antennas, are impervious to vibration during launch, and reduce shadows that can block solar arrays on satellites.
Thales is the launch customer for this exciting new product. The Harris–Vanguard team will deliver two fixed mesh reflectors to Thales which will be installed on the Inmarsat S-band satellite to create the one of the fastest and advanced aviation passenger connectivity services throughout Europe.
In addition to other new products featured in Vanguard’s booth, are details of the company’s recent facilities and capabilities for producing satellite antenna products, primary bus structural products, precision instrument structures and solar power technologies. Vanguard has over 100 major structural products in orbit today with 100 percent mission success.
Vanguard provides aerospace structural products and assemblies with an emphasis on turn-key satellite components utilizing state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing methods. The company’s capabilities include engineering, tooling, manufacturing, assembly integration and test of high-performance, lightweight and precision aerospace structures. Vanguard’s primary product lines include lightweight, precision antenna reflectors, spacecraft primary bus structures, precision instrument structures and solar power systems for commercial, defense, military and science-mission satellites and terrestrial applications.