Teledyne Brown Hardware Flown On Endeavour
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (July 31, 2009)— Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE) today announced that $5M of space hardware manufactured by the company was flown on the STS-127 mission.
During two spacewalks, Endeavour astronauts Dave Wolf and Chris Cassidy replaced old batteries with new batteries that were flown on six sets of Battery Flight Support Equipment built by Teledyne Brown.
The company also built Flight Support Equipment (FSE) that carried a spare Ku-Band Space to Ground Antenna and a spare Pump Module on-orbit replacement unit for transfer of fluids around the International Space Station.
"We continue to develop and deliver essential components for the International Space Station that enable critical operations and support scientific research," said Rex D. Geveden, president, Teledyne Brown Engineering.
In addition, the FSE hardware will provide active heating and passive cooling to maintain survivability of the hardware until the spare is needed. Teledyne Brown also built the Large Adapter Plate Assembly (LAPA) that the Pump Module flew on and integrated those two units together for NASA back in 2008.
Teledyne Brown is a recognized expert in pressurized payload integration and has been a supplier of payload mission integration services for more than 20 years.
About Teledyne Brown Engineering
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. The company provides full engineering lifecycle solutions to the Department of Defense, NASA, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Defense and commercial companies. Teledyne Brown's one-stop engineering and fabrication capabilities include expertise in systems engineering, system integration, technology development, hardware design, prototype development, system test and evaluation, advanced manufacturing, logistics services, operations and maintenance. The company is headquartered in the nation's second largest research park in Huntsville, AL. More information about Teledyne Brown Engineering may be found at www.tbe.com.
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