33 Years of Flight Heritage

Recently when collating the annual heritage update someone asked why we did not include the flight heritage created when the site was operated by Ferranti components, a precursor company to TRAK Microwave Limited? Historically Dundee has listed its heritage as being those parts we could justifiably claim as being made by TRAK and that this claim be…

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2016 Heritage Database Update

The 2016 Heritage database has now been updated TRAK reviews its space flight heritage database at the end of each calendar year. The 2016 review has now been completed and with the number of FMs supplied increasing by ~10,000 to ~163,000. This website has now been updated to reflect the additions and corrections for FMs supplied between…

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Congratulations Iridium NEXT

The first launch to place Iridium Next satellites into orbit was successfully completed yesterday at 1754 GMT from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 10 communications satellites into low-Earth orbit, is the first of 7 flights that will loft 70 of the 860 kilogram satellites that will comprise the…

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Christmas & New Year Closure Dates

TRAK would like to advise our customers and suppliers that our office will close at 1:30pm on Friday 23rd December 2016 for the Christmas and New Year holiday so that our team can enjoy time with family and friends over the festive period. The factory will resume normal operations at 8:00am on Wednesday 4th 2017. We thank you…

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Juno

Happy Independence Day America Coincidence? On July 4th 2016 and after a five year journey the NASA Juno probe will enter into orbit around Jupiter. The mission’s principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter, teasing out the mysteries that lie beneath the dense Jovian cloud cover, secrets that may help unravel…

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TRAK to Supply JCSAT17 Isolators

TRAK has been contracted by an EU customer to supply S-Band space qualified high power isolators for the SSPAs that will be used aboard JCSAT17. The isolator has been designed to incorporate a TRAK’s solid TNC long barrelled connector and a custom I/P input interface and will be flight screened and supplied in the Autumn of…

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Thanks For Over 400,000 Page Views

Thanks. Around 20 months after our new site went live and 16 months after we started collecting site statistics, we are flattered, and pleased, to share with you that we have received over 25,000 visitors who have viewed a staggering 400,000 pages. Our visitors have come from an astonishing 130 countries and view, on average,…

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TRAK to Close Over the Easter Break

Enjoy Easter 2016 This year TRAK Microwave Limited is to close over the Easter break. The offices will close at 17:00 on Thursday, 26th of March and will re-open at 08:00 on Tuesday, 29th March….

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Exomars Launches

Congratulations to everyone involved with the recent successful launch of first mission of the ExoMars programme. Scheduled to arrive at Mars in 2016, this initial phase consists of the Trace Gas Orbiter plus an entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, known as Schiaparelli. The objective of this mission are the search for trace atmospheric gases,…

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International Sales Meeting

Smiths Interconnect Microwave Components Business Unit Sales organisation gathers in Florida to hold an International Sales meeting. The international sales meeting, hosted by FRF/EMCT in the Business Unit’s Stuart HQ, was held over 3 days and provided a timely opportunity to welcome the newest brand, Lorch, into the group and to provide an forum for…

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