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Space

We've been around the moon and traveled to Mars.

 

What's next on our horizon?

Overview

From space travel to satellites, the next frontier offers endless opportunities. Not just for travel to distant planets, but also through satellites aiding farmers who puts food on our table to assisting with our daily commute. Launching satellites is getting less expensive and exploration of travel to distant planets, including human travel, continues to increase.

For over five decades, CoorsTek has been supporting space exploration with its technical ceramic components. Today our advanced materials are becoming more important to help space applications succeed in environments that must endure some of the harshest environmental conditions known.

Technical ceramics are ideal for these intense conditions and support lightweight structures, aerospace mirrors, rocket propulsion, hypersonic travel, navigational components, and many other applications.

 

Small Satellites

From providing internet service to navigation systems, to emerging autonomous vehicles for commercial and private use, the demand for NanoSats and CubeSats is growing tremendously. And this growth is expected to continue to increase for the foreseeable future.

Our technical ceramics are ideal for thermal and control systems used on satellites. By partnering with original equipment manufacturers, we can design components to work within small satellite applications and provide components manufactured with material that is superior for severe-duty applications. 

Want to discuss your particular satellite application? Contact us and representative will discuss your specific application requirements.

 

Optics

Technical ceramics are used for optics and imaging applications demanding high stiffness, low mass, and thermal stability. Our materials are used within aerospace mirrors and focal plane array components. They are also used in structural supports for aerospace and specialized ground-based optical systems. More information on CoorsTek Optics.

 

What's on the horizon?

Diagram of rocket showing where technical ceramics can be used.

As space travel continues to evolve, the use of technical ceramics will be essential for aerospace applications to be successful. Our technologies and materials are used in a wide-array of applications:

Electronics:
Substrates and components with high-reliability across a range of temperature, fluids, and environmental conditions.

HID & LED Lighting:
Ceramic components for high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps, LEDs (light-emitting diodes), and laser lighting systems for high brightness and precise color.

Navigation:
Ceramic and metallized ceramic components for antennas, RF, and microwave assemblies.

Propulsion:
Technical ceramic components for mission-critical reliability needed for aerospace propulsion and control systems. 

Sensors:
Advanced ceramics to fit the application-specific sensor. 

Curious to learn more? Contact us to discuss your space application. 

From the Moon to Mars

Examples of CoorsTek materials and components used in space exploration:

Mars Rover 2020

Unlike Earth, the Mars atmosphere is predominantly carbon dioxide. The Mars Rover is testing out a system called MOXIE, which uses CoorsTek technology, to produce oxygen from the CO2. Read more.

 

50+ Years in Space

The 1960s were a time of great cultural and societal change. It was also considered the dawn of the Space Age in the United States. CoorsTek played a part in the rapid expansion of space travel technology. More.

 

WHY CERAMICS?

Looking for more information on the properties of technical ceramics? Download, our eBook Ceramics: The Powerhouse of Advanced Materials for data charts and more,

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