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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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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Congratulations SENTINEL-3a

SENTINEL-3a spacecraft has been successfully launched into orbit with high power waveguide, coaxial isolators and other passive components produced by TRAK Microwave in Dundee. The SENTINEL-3a payload, launched from the Plestsk Cosmodrome today at ~18:00 UTC,  contains several equipments containing TRAK products supplied almost 3 years ago to 4 customers in the EU and the is 3rd COPERNICUS mission to have been launched…

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TRAK Products Launched Aboard EUTELSAT 9B

The Airbus manufactured EUTELSAT 9B satellite was successfully launched into geosynchronous transfer orbit on 29th January and will, after further manoeuvres and in-orbit tests, assume broadcasting over 350 TV channels via its 50 physical transponders to serve the Nordic countries through Central Europe to the Ukraine and as far south as Greece. In addition to…

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X-Band Coaxial Isolators

X-Band Coaxial Isolators formed the bulk of the recent delivery of flight model devices destined for use aboard a large space based Radar program. The X-Band Coaxial Isolators operate beyond the normal 8.0-12.0 GHz range making these amongst the broadest fractional bandwidth, solid body X-Band Coaxial Isolators TRAK has delivered to date and marks the completion of first of several scheduled…

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TRAK Secures New SSPA HPI Orders

TRAK has secured substantial new orders for the supply of space qualified high power isolators. The new SSPA high power isolators are a mixture of high and very high power L-Band isolators that will be used in the output stages of phase matched Solid State Power Amplifiers [SSPAs] destined to be launched as part of a…

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O3b Constellation to Expand

Each o3b satellites hosts large numbers of TRAK K- and Ka-Band coaxial and waveguide isolators and circulators designed for a variety of iMUX, LNA and related payload applications….

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Akatsuki Triumphs on Second Attempt

Akatsuki (“Dawn”), also known as the Venus Climate Orbiter (VCO) and Planet-C, is a Japanese (JAXA) space probe tasked to study the atmosphere of Venus….

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Lisa Pathfinder Satellite Launched

After a 20 year journey working its way from concept to approval and battling budget concerns and technical challenges Europe has launched the 400M€ Lisa Pathfinder satellite. TRAK provided a number of products for the transponder, beacon, TT&C, datalink and ancillary equipment aboard the bus and payload including waveguide and coaxial ferrite isolators and circulators…

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2015 Heritage Database Update

The TRAK 2015 Heritage database update is being prepared based on inclusion of the sales of Flight Models supplied in calendar year 2015….

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