LEA, the European Large Deployable Reflector Subsystem (LDRS) is evolving quickly. In our past movie, issued in September 2019, the applications, the engineering and the breadboard campaign have been presented.

Now, our LEA-X5-PFM (5m deployable reflector, 5m deployable arm, HDRM, harness, electronics, etc.), co-funded by the European Commission under the H2020 program,

  • is under assembly, and
  • we have started to prepare for the qualification campaign
  • reaching TRL8 for C/X-band applications by the end of 2020.

LEA, the European Large Deployable Reflector Subsystem (LDRS) is evolving quickly. In our past movie, issued in September 2019, the applications, the engineering and the breadboard campaign have been presented.

Now, our LEA-X5-PFM (5m deployable reflector, 5m deployable arm, HDRM, harness, electronics, etc.), co-funded by the European Commission under the H2020 program,

  • is under assembly, and

  • we have started to prepare for the qualification campaign

  • reaching TRL8 for C/X-band applications by the end of 2020.

Our target is crystal clear in sight, and it’s nothing less than a global “FIRST”:

  • a rotating 8m LDRS,
  • operating from L- up to Ka-band!

Launch on the Copernicus Candidate Mission CIMR would be in 2027, time enough for lots of engineering, process optimisation and extensive testing.

On this road, the WeLEA Team is currently manufacturing under contract to ESA the

  • LEA-K8r Engineering Model (reflector “LEOB” plus arm “LADEA”),
  • reaching by end of 2020 TRL5 and TRL 6 by April 2021.

Watch out for the next movie in October 2020.

Let’s do it, fully European!

Within the WeLEA consortium etamax space is responsible for the analysis of the vulnerability of LEA against space debris and micro-meteoroid impacts as well as the development of the LEA EGSE software.

Our target is crystal clear in sight, and it’s nothing less than a global “FIRST”:

  • a rotating 8m LDRS,

  • operating from L- up to Ka-band!

Launch on the Copernicus Candidate Mission CIMR would be in 2027, time enough for lots of engineering, process optimisation and extensive testing.

On this road, the WeLEA Team is currently manufacturing under contract to ESA the

  • LEA-K8r Engineering Model (reflector “LEOB” plus arm “LADEA”),

  • reaching by end of 2020 TRL5 and TRL 6 by April 2021.

Watch out for the next movie in October 2020.

Let’s do it, fully European!

Within the WeLEA consortium etamax space is responsible for the analysis of the vulnerability of LEA against space debris and micro-meteoroid impacts as well as the development of the LEA EGSE software.