Non-Pyrotechnic Launch Vehicle Actuator


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The FC3 from Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) is a Launch Vehicle Actuator with a maximum load support capability of 1400 lbf and a functioning time of 30s. This actuator has an operational voltage of 22-36 V and a current consumption of 1.75A (at 28V). It has a resistance of 16 Ohms and a power consumption of 49 W. It features a redundant firing circuit and has a minimum life of 60 cycles. The actuator has a mass of 40 g and measures 1.210 x 0.760 x 0.194 inches (length x diameter x thru hole). It is utilized in satellite applications to provide a simple and effective non-pyrotechnic separation system between two components or structures.

Product Specifications

Product Details

  • Part Number
  • Manufacturer
    Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD)
  • Description
    Non-Pyrotechnic Launch Vehicle Actuator

General Parameters

  • Actuator Mass
    0.04 Kg
  • Voltage
    22 to 36 V
  • Current
    1.75 A
  • Power Consumption
    49 W
  • Resistance
    16 Ohms
  • Stall Load
    1400 lbf
  • Operating Temperature
    -65 to 80 Degree C
  • Application
    Space, Solar array and Instrument deployment, Instrument launch locks, Optic covers

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