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Engineering and production of mechanical ground support equipment and/or flight components for the space industry

Country of origin:
Country: 
NETHERLANDS
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TRNL20200221001
Published
21/02/2020
Last update
27/02/2020
Expiration date
27/02/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Aeronautical technology / Avionics
Apparatus Engineering
Other Industrial Products (not elsewhere classified)
Manufacture of other special-purpose machinery n.e.c.
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Summary

Summary: 
A Dutch SME is specialized in the engineering of mechanical ground support equipment (MGSE) and/or flight components for the space industry. The Dutch SME has a track record as MGSE partner since the 90’s of last century and is looking for manufacturers who can comply with space requirements. The Dutch SME looks for a technical cooperation agreement with the manufacturer of the MGSE and/or flight components.

Description

Description: 

A Dutch SME is an experienced multidisciplinary mechanical and mechatronic engineering company with professionals in conceptual 3 dimensional design, engineering, stress engineering, risk analysis, project management, product assurance and contracting for amongst others the space industry.

Regarding the space sector the SME is specialized in Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE) and flight components. The SME has a small prototype production facility to assemble and test first (small) concepts.
Examples of support equipment are transport containers, vibration adapters, deployment rigs, integration rigs, hoisting jigs, assembly jigs, assembly tools, test tooling and so on.

The SME is a MGSE partner for prime space contractors, the European Space Agency (ESA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) since 2000 and their track record even goes back into the 90’s with the Ariane 5 program. The SME is familiar with all the processes and procedures of the prime space contractors, ESA and NASA.

The Dutch SME looks for a technical cooperation agreement with manufacturers of MGSE and flight components. The Dutch SME will bring in their engineering expertise and knowledge to comply with requirements of Space contractors. The preferred partner should be a manufacturer who is willing, or is already familiar with how to comply with space requirements and programs.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The role of the partner is the production of mechanical ground support equipment (MGSE) and flight components for prime space contractors, the European Space Agency (ESA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The final delivery of the ground equipment and flight components must comply with the procurement procedures and processes of the space contractors, ESA and NASA.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Type of partner: Industry Field of activity of desired partner: Manufacturer willing or already knowing to comply with space requirements, procedures and programs. Role of the partner: Production of mechanical ground support equipment and/or flight components. The Dutch SME aims for a technical cooperation agreement to come to a delivery of the MGSE and/or flight components to a prime space contractor, ESA or NASA.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250