Neptec Has Solved Some of the Toughest Problems Demanded in Space

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Missions Supported

Neptec Design Group produces electro-optical and electro-mechanical systems for mission critical space applications. Neptec has contributed critical systems to some of the most demanding space exploration missions and has a proven history of making things work in challenging environments.

Neptec has provided solutions for agencies and commercial space companies including the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), Orbital ATK, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Canadian Department of National Defence.


NEPTEC IN A BOX


New Set of Eyes for the ISS - CSA

Neptec is designing a state-of-the-art vision sensor suite for the International Space Station (ISS). This exceptional vision system is comprised of three different types of sensors working together to generate unique imagery: a high resolution 3D LiDAR, a thermal night vision camera and a high resolution video camera.

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ExoMars Mars Mission - ESA

ExoMars is a European Space Agency (ESA) Programme that will explore the surface and sub-surface of Mars in 2020. Neptec has been contracted to develop and deliver the ExoMars Cameras (EXMC).

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NAVIGATION IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS



DOCKING WITHOUT TARGETS


ISS Resupply - Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK cargo resupply missions provide supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). Neptec’s TriDAR Automated Rendezvous and Docking sensor allows the Cygnus Service Module to approach the station and position itself for capture by the station’s robotic arm.

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International Space Station Assembly - NASA

Neptec’s Space Vision System (SVS) was used to provide real-time, precise visual and numerical alignment and positioning cues to the Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) crews when installing new modules during the assembly of the space station.

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PRECISION ASSEMBLY IN SPACE



DOCKING WITHOUT TARGETS


ISS Resupply - Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK cargo resupply missions provide supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). Neptec’s TriDAR Automated Rendezvous and Docking sensor allows the Cygnus Service Module to approach the station and position itself for capture by the station’s robotic arm.

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Exomars Mars Mission - ESA

ExoMars is a European Space Agency (ESA) Programme that will explore the surface and sub-surface of Mars in 2020. Neptec has been contracted to develop and deliver the ExoMars Cameras (EXMC).

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NAVIGATION IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS



LANDING SENSORS


Luna Resource-1 Lander - ESA

Scheduled to launch in 2021, the “Luna Resource-1 Lander” is an unmanned mission to the Moon –  The first in a series of launches that could see the first habitat on the Moon. Neptec’s LEIA (LIDAR for Extra- terrestrial  Imaging Applications) will be used as a landing sensor

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PROBA Missions - ESA

PROBA is a series of satellite missions by the ESA, PROBA-3 will study the Sun’s corona. Neptec’s Fine Lateral and Longitudinal Sensor (FLLS) is responsible for accurately measuring the relative position of two satellites in order to keep them in a tight flying formation so they are effectively joined together, even though there is no physical connection.

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SITUATIONAL AWARENESS



ON-ORBIT INSPECTION AND DAMAGE ASSESSMENT


On Orbit Spacecraft Inspection - NASA

After 2003 Neptec’s Laser Camera System was made a mandatory safety system on every NASA shuttle mission. Its role was to scan the shuttle’s thermal protection system to perform damage inspection, and facilitate clearance of the shuttle for landing.

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International Space Station Assembly - NASA

Neptec’s Space Vision System (SVS) was used to provide real-time, precise visual and numerical alignment and positioning cues to the Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) crews when installing new modules during the assembly of the space station.

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PRECISION ASSEMBLY IN SPACE


Neptec specializes in the development, production, integration, operation and support of intelligent spaceflight sensors, payloads, instruments and equipment.

OUR EXPERTISE

At Neptec, we pride ourselves on developing solutions for some of the most challenging problems in space,  we have multidisciplinary teams with expertise in a variety of areas including:

Laser Technology: Experts in the development of high performance laser sensor technology such as LiDAR.

Space Certification: Industry leading expertise and know-how for certifying space based technologies including radiation hardening, vacuum, thermal, electromagnetic and cryogenic testing.

Space Flight Heritage: Proven history of working with the world’s leading space agencies and commercial resupply services, including NASA, CSA, ESA, JAXA, UK Space Agency and Orbital ATK.

End to End Solutions: Able to provide fully customized solutions, from concept to end of life.

LOCATIONS

Neptec is a global company and operates research and engineering facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Neptec Design Group’s Global Headquarters

Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Neptec UK designs and builds hardware for our European customers.
www.neptecuk.com

Houston, Texas, United States

Neptec USA provides support to our US customers

 

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