Comex and Airbus join forces around a module of the future lunar station

n

Catégories

l

Commentaires



Publié

11/21/2018
î„„

Auteur

Comex

Nov 21, 2018

Comex and Airbus join forces around a module of the future lunar station

COMEX joins AIRBUS in the development of ESPRIT the European Module of the lunar orbital space station GATEWAY

October 24th 2018, COMEX and AIRBUS signed a cooperation agreement to develop ESPRIT, one of the European modules of the GATEWAY, the future lunar space station.

The GATEWAY is the first step of human space exploration after the era of the International Space Station. It will be a basis for missions to the lunar surface by robotic vehicles and astronauts. Its assembly in lunar orbit is scheduled to start in 2023.

The GATEWAY is a planned lunar-orbit space station that will have a power and propulsion system, utilization and crew habitation modules with docking capability, scientific and extra-vehicular activity airlocks, and logistics modules. The development is led by the current International Space Station partnership: NASA, ESA, ROSCOSMOS, JAXA and CSA, for launch to the Moon in the 2020s.

AIRBUS is leading as prime one of the two parallel Phase A/B1 studies for the development of the ESPRIT module (European System Providing Refueling, Infrastructure and Telecommunications), in cooperation with COMEX S.A., Marseille and other European Partners. ESPRIT is a system, planned to be launched with the first Utilization Module (an US supplied pressurized module). It includes propellant (Xenon and Hydrazine) storage and refueling systems for the Power Propulsion Element (the first US element of the Gateway), communication systems with the Lunar base, interface points for external payloads and a scientific airlock.

COMEX joins AIRBUS in the development of this space module, by bringing in its engineering expertise and testing capabilities. The Marseille based company was a pioneer in the development of subsea systems and professional diving. Since 2012, COMEX has been actively involved in human space flight activity and stratospheric platforms.

 

0 Comments

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Project trailler Two robots for lunar exploration - COMEX sas - […] is working with its international partners on the development of the lunar GATEWAY, the first permanent human outpost beyond…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Dernières actualités

New generation of recompression chambers for the French Navy

Commissioning of the COMEX recompression chamber delivered to SEE MERRÉ to equip the first diving support vessel of the French Navy.

Rolex and Comex push further the limits of presssure together

Comex’s technical teams have been working with Rolex for many years. They design and maintain special automated pressure testing machines. These machines are used to validate the waterproofness and resistance of the famous Rolex watches

Altitude simulator

The Comex altitude simulator recreates pressure conditions at altitude. It is a reference tool for the aeronautical industry …

Hyperbaric assistance service for tunnel boring machines

 Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are machines used to excavate tunnels in different types of soil ranging from sand to granite. With a wide range of sizes, they allow the construction of road, rail or navigation tunnels. They are also used for digging galleries, sewers...

Maintenance in operational condition of hyperbaric installations

The Maintenance in Operational Condition (MCO) are the measures taken to guarantee breakdowns’ diagnosis and defective parts’ replacement, ensure conformity, modernization and treatment of the obsolescences, as well as crew training and documentation supply, within...

Supply of a Cx1800 Projectable Decompression Chamber to the Armada Argentina (Argentine Navy)

COMEX has produced a containerized decompression chamber to the Armada Argentina. It is intended to equip an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) that will be delivered by the French Company NAGAL GROUP

Suivez l'actualité COMEX

Suivez l'actualité COMEX

Abonnez-vous a la Newsletter

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Share This