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Airborne and TenCate sign supply agreement for satellite solar array systems

The agreement covers the supply of unidirectional thermoset prepreg tape and fabric materials from TenCate’s European Centre of Excellence.

10th May 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Langley Mill/The Hague


Airborne will use the composite materials supplied by TenCate to create the substrate panels of the Advanced Rigid Array (ARA) Mk4 solar array system for satellites. The ARA Mk4 technology, developed by Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands in close cooperation with Airborne, will be deployed on solar arrays for European Space Agency (ESA) missions.

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