E3S Web Conf.
Volume 16, 201711th European Space Power Conference
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Power Management & Distribution Posters|
|Published online||23 May 2017|
The LEO PCDU EVO - A Modular and Flexible Concept for Low to Medium Power LEO & Scientific Missions
Airbus Defence and Space (CRISA), Torres Quevedo 9, 28760 Tres Cantos, Spain
After a successful AS250 LEO PCDU product life , with more than 12 FMs manufactured (4 of them currently in orbit), and 10 years in the market, an evolution is required in the product to make available a new PCDU for Low Earth Orbit, scientific, interplanetary and export missions in line with evolving customer needs.
Market trend towards volume & mass reduction, plus new required capabilities (in particular End of Life Passivation and Launch Off to support multiple launch) justify the need for a new LEO PCDU EVO generation. This paper will deal with a simple question with no immediate answer: how to save 20% PCDU mass and volume while keeping or improving existing performances.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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