ASAS (Advanced Shaped Antenna System) - Developed under an ESA contract, this dual offset Gregorian Antenna Reflector is suitable for telecommunications applications in Ku-band. This already qualified design incorporates the latest technology in ultra-light reflectors manufacturing. Its single membrane made of tri-axial CFRP woven fabric provides a mass of less than 1 kilogram per square meter, with an outstanding stiffness to mass ratio. Being not a solid shell, it is performance against the acoustic loads during launch is unsurpassed.
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