ISIS awarded funding to develop CubeSat deployer

ISIS has been awarded funding from the Netherlands Space Office an SBIR development contract by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, to develop a lightweight CubeSat deployer using advanced 3D-Printing technology.

3D printing technology is making its way into the space industry and provides new possibilities to create a reliable lightweight product that can be fully tailored to the need of launch customers. The 2-year project entails the design, prototyping, and qualification of a 3D printed deployer.

The development will be done in conjunction with The Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) Additive Manufacturing Knowledge Center and Wilting Components B.V., a specialist in manufacturing of mechanical structures.