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The UK defense ministry is investing £ 1m into "wrap-rib" satellite technology

DIDCOT, United Kingdom – Investing in cash will be seen by Oxford Space Systems (OSS), developing its so-called. "wrapped-rib" antenna technology for use in various civil and defense applications. Designed in response to the high cost of loading space in space, the technology is based on a specialized composite carbon fiber that can be launched in a compact, lightweight construction, but which develops to form a structure several meters across once in space. The investment, which will be used to increase the technology, is the largest deal set up by the first-time supplier by the Ministry of Defense and the Defense Accelerator of the MoD (DASA). The ministry claims it will make the UK the first European country with the ability to parabolic deployable antenna that can be proven by flight, reports the Engineer. Continue reading an original article

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January 30, 2019-The United Kingdom Defense Ministry and Oxford Space Systems are taking an interesting approach – carbon fiber – to reduce weight in their "downward rib" satellite. The lightweight satellite intends to operate in a low orbit on Earth and use a Synthetic Radiator to provide real time for observing weather conditions for civil and defense purposes.

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