maxon motors in space again

SpaceX´s Dragon cargo capsule reached the International Space Station on Sunday, officials say.

After “an issue with propellant valve”, the spacecraft finally lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Friday morning.

The unmanned capsule is carrying more than 1,200 pounds of supplies for the crew and the crew´s experiments. The delivery flight was the second resupply mission by the private company under a contract with NASA.

maxon EC motors were used on the voyage to the ISS to rotate the solar arrays  to keep them aligned with the sun as Dragon orbited the earth, open the instrument bay door which contains navigation equipment, and lock in place the fixture that allows Dragon to be grappled by the space station’s robotic arm.

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maxon is a manufacturer of world-class precision drive systems. At maxon, we develop and build high precision electric drive systems that are among the best in the world. We combine brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads, sensors, and controllers into complete mechatronic drive systems. Since 1961, businesses from a wide range of industries including medical technology, robotics, industrial automation, mobility, and aerospace place their trust in reliable drive systems by maxon. Our drives are perfectly suited for wherever extreme precision and the highest quality standards are necessary and where compromises cannot be tolerated – on Earth, and on Mars. We are driven by progress. We are certain that we can continuously improve – even what seems to be perfect – over and over again. We believe that outstanding engineers and technicians can make a positive impact on the world. This is why we support them in their efforts to go off the beaten path and provide the right drives for their ideas. We do this because we share in their uncompromising drive to excel in technology.

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