Non-Pyrotechnic Launch Vehicle Actuator


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The FC4 from Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) is a Launch Vehicle Actuator with a maximum load support capability of 3400 lbf. This actuator has a function time of 35 sec (28 V) and a life of 60 cycles/min. It requires a supply voltage of 22-105 V and has a power consumption of 111 W. The actuator draws a current of up to 2.9 A and has a resistance of 9.7-90 Ohms. It has a mass of 55 g and measures 1.45 x 0.95 x 0.257 inches (length x diameter x thru hole). The FC8 features a redundant firing unit and is ideal for applications such as solar arrays and instrument deployment, instrument launch locks, optic covers, and satellite separation systems.

Product Specifications

Product Details

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

General Parameters

  • Actuator Mass
    0.055 Kg
  • Voltage
    22 to 36 V / 95 to 105 V
  • Current
    1.1 to 2.9 A
  • Power Consumption
    80 to 111 W
  • Resistance
    9.7 to 90 Ohms
  • Stall Load
    3400 lbf
  • Operating Temperature
    -65 to 80 Degree C
  • Application
    Space, Solar array and Instrument deployment, Instrument launch locks, Optic covers

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