World Space Week

World Space Week

The week from 4 to 10 October is World Space Week, an event organized by the United Nations every year to celebrate the contributions that space science and technology make to the advancement of humanity around the world, and this year the chosen theme is “Space and...

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The Artemis programme, the mission to return to the Moon

The Artemis programme, the mission to return to the Moon

The Artemis Programme is the most important space programme today in technical, financial and human terms. Its goal is to take astronauts to the Moon again (including the first woman and person of colour) and it is seen as the gateway to the exploration of Mars. Over...

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What is a horizon sensor? The Solar MEMS HSNS

What is a horizon sensor? The Solar MEMS HSNS

Space sensors are our speciality and our vocation. We have great experience in working with different types, such as solar sensors, star trackers and horizon sensors. In this article we will be looking at the last of these, the horizon sensor, which can determine with...

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“Solar Mems is known for its flexibility and ability to adapt to its customers´ needs. This allows us to achieve a very high level of compliance in the deliveries, reaching a maximum in the Oneweb project, where we have been able to complete all the deliverables without any delay”

“Solar Mems is known for its flexibility and ability to adapt to its customers´ needs. This allows us to achieve a very high level of compliance in the deliveries, reaching a maximum in the Oneweb project, where we have been able to complete all the deliverables without any delay”

Our capacity to supply major agencies and companies like NASA, ESA or OneWeb is the result of rigorous and enthusiastic teamwork. To discover the keys to this success, and how to ensure that products always arrive reliably and on time, even in situations like the...

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Solar sails, a revolutionary innovation for space exploration

Solar sails, a revolutionary innovation for space exploration

Innovation in the use of technology, and the search for effective solutions to make space exploration more efficient and sustainable never stops. In the case of solar sails, this revolutionary technology can be the alternative to engines and fuel for spacecraft. In...

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How Christmas is celebrated in space

How Christmas is celebrated in space

The importance of this season, which is so special on Earth, extends out into space, and astronauts have been celebrating it in their own way in outer space for several decades now. Here is a little bit of history and some stories about what Christmas is like away...

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Solar MEMS at Space Tech Expo Europe 2021

Solar MEMS at Space Tech Expo Europe 2021

At Solar MEMS we are continually travelling to learn more and to demonstrate our high-tech products among the most important global companies working in the New Space sector. On this occasion we attended the Space Tech Expo Europe, the largest business-oriented space...

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How sun sensors work

How sun sensors work

In this article we would explain how the most common types of sun sensors or solar sensors available in the aerospace market work.

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Space debris in numbers

Space debris in numbers

About 130 million of fragments of space debris floating in low Earth orbit (LEO) and the total mass of all this space debris is more than 9500 tonnes according to data from the ESA. This space debris are moving at speeds of up to 27,000 kilometres per hour, which is...

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What is New Space?

What is New Space?

The concept of New Space is trending, and it is the billionaires with their vast private investments, like Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic or Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin, and their race to reach space that have raised its profile, but do you know what New Space...

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