Bradford ECAPS tests 200th thruster

Solna, Sweden - September 15, 2020 Today, Wednesday 15th September, Bradford ECAPS will hot fire test our 200th thruster at our test facility in Grindsjön Sweden.

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Space Propulsion 2020 Conference

Heerle, Netherlands - June 16, 2020 We’re all missing face to face business contact with travel halted and conferences and meetings going virtual. So, at Bradford Space and ECAPS we are looking ahead to events on the horizon. Notably as gold sponsors of Space Propulsion 2020, which is planned for 8-12 February 2021 in Estoril, Portugal.

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Bradford ECAPS site news

Stockholm, Sweden - June 15, 2020 Follow the latest news from our Bradford ECAPS site:

  • Bradford ECAPS celebrates 10 years in orbit.
  • SkySat Systems Ready for Launch.
  • 1N HPGP Thrusters.
  • Other Upcoming Missions Equipped with ECAPS Thrusters.
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    Bradford Space group acquires control of Deep Space Industries, Inc.

    San Jose, California, USA - January 2, 2019 Bradford Space, a U.S.-owned space systems manufacturer with locations in the Netherlands and Sweden, announced today that it has acquired control over Deep Space Industries, Inc., often known as DSI. In becoming part of the Bradford group, DSI will become Bradford’s first substantial U.S. presence, providing an outlet and location for activities in the U.S. space market.

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    ECAPS ‘green’ propulsion set to launch on first U.S. DoD spacecraft with Sierra Nevada Corporation’s STPSat-5

    November 15, 2018 Bradford Space’s line of ‘green’ non-toxic ECAPS propulsion will soon be going to space again, now for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). STPSat-5, a space technology demonstration mission built by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) based on its new SN-50 small satellite bus, will be joining around 70 other small satellites on the upcoming Spaceflight ‘SSO-A’ mission out of Vandenberg Air Force Base, currently scheduled for November 19th.

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    Life Sciences Glovebox installed on the ISS

    November 7, 2018 In early November, astronauts installed the newest Bradford glovebox on the International Space Station (ISS). The Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG) will provide with 450 liters the largest work volume currently available on-orbit, and will supplement the Bradford gloveboxes already in the ISS.

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    Experienced space professionals join Bradford at its ECAPS business in Sweden

    October 8, 2018 Bradford Space (www.bradford-space.com), a European space systems group with product lines in propulsion, attitude control and human spaceflight systems, announced today the recent hiring of three key personnel for its Solna, Sweden-based Bradford ECAPS (www.ecaps.space) spacecraft propulsion unit.

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    Bradford to be present at IAC Bremen and ESTEC Open Day

    September 25, 2018 From the 1st until 5th of October 2018 Bradford will participate to the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, Germany. The IAC is the annual gathering of key players within the worldwide satellite industry, and also Bradford Space will be present in Bremen. Come and meet us at the NL Space pavillion.

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    Bradford Acquires Heerle Facility, Partners with ING for Growth

    July 6, 2018 In a transaction that closed June 29th, 2018, Bradford Engineering BV acquired ownership of its facilities in Heerle, The Netherlands. The transaction was made possible by a partnership with ING bank, which provided a mortgage for the sale. In addition, ING provided substantial credit facilities to fund growth and expansion of Bradford.

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    Astranis selects Bradford’s high performance ECAPS thrusters for its spacecraft propulsion

    June 14, 2018 Astranis, the San Francisco-based company building the next generation of telecommunications satellites, announced today the selection of Bradford’s high performance green ECAPS propulsion for the Astranis MicroGEO spacecraft.

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    Bradford Gloveboxes Featured in BIS/Spaceflight Magazine

    March 28, 2018 The March 2018 issue of the BIS/Spaceflight magazine featured an article on the current and upcoming Bradford glovebox facilities on the ISS.

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    Bradford Featured in Regional SME Magazine

    December 13, 2017 Recently Bradford had the opportunity to present our company in the Dutch book “Roadtrip langs MKB-parels van West-Brabant”.

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    Six ECAPS Space Systems Commissioned Into Service

    November 21, 2017 Following the launch of six Planet SkySats on a Minotaur-C rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base on October 31st, 2017...

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    VIDEO: Interview with Mathias Persson

    October 27, 2017 Continue on to watch an interview with ECAPS’s Mathias Persson regarding the upcoming SkySat launch.

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    Upcoming Launch Represents a Major Milestone

    October 11, 2017 An upcoming launch of an Orbital ATK Minotaur-C rocket will be carrying six Planet SkySat earth observation satellites, each equipped with...

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    Bradford ECAPS Performs “Green” Propellant Loading

    September 26, 2017 Bradford ECAPS has now performed the first US “green” propellant satellite fuelling campaign within the Orbital ATK facilities at Vandenberg...

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    Bradford Acquires ECAPS

    July 7, 2017 Bradford has acquired 100% of the shares of ECAPS AB from SSC (Swedish Space Corporation), resulting in a major expansion into non-toxic spacecraft...

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    NASA Completes Assessment on Bradford

    June 16, 2017 Recently NASA has completed an independent technical evaluation of the Bradford Reaction Wheel Unit (RWU) product as a potential alternative to the existing...

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    Two Gloveboxes Featured on NASA Website

    June 14, 2017 NASA has featured an extensive article on two of Bradford glovebox facilities currently on – or planned for delivery in the near future to – the International Spacestation...

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    New Record for Bradford Engineering

    March 13, 2017 This past January’s successful launch of the first ten next-generation Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket set a new record for Bradford Engineering...

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    Astronauts Upgrade MSG Glovebox

    March 5, 2017 In February, the ISS crew removed the fixed front window of Bradford’s Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) and replaced it with a Removable Front Window (RFW) assembly...

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    1000th Bradford Product Launched

    November 17, 2016 On November 17, 2016, Bradford reached an important milestone in its company’s history with the launch of its 1000th product into space! At 13:06 hrs GMT, an Ariane-5ES...

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    Bradford BV acquired by AIAC

    November 11, 2016Bradford Engineering BV has been acquired by the American Industrial Acquisition Corporation (AIAC) from the United States, effective November 3rd, 2016. AIAC is a group...

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    Bradford Hardware Supports Cygnus CRS-5 Mission

    October 18, 2016 Orbital ATK’s Antares launch vehicle successfully returned to flight, placing the Cygnus CRS-5 spacecraft into orbit. Bradford contributes hardware to each of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus...

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    Single Launch with Bradford Components on Five Satellites

    September 16, 2016 The European light launch vehicle Vega performed its seventh flight on September 16, carrying five satellites into orbit. Although the satellites are for two...

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    Third Cool Gas Generator aboard PROBA2 Successfully Fired

    June 17, 2016 Today Bradford and TNO successfully conducted a test firing of a Cool Gas Generator (CGG) onboard the PROBA2 satellite. Team members of both Bradford and TNO were present...

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