The FC8 from Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) is a Launch Vehicle Actuator with a maximum load support capability of 9600 lbf. This actuator has a function time of 80 sec (28 V) and a life of 60 cycles/min. It requires a supply voltage of 28-41 V and has a power consumption of 105 W. The actuator draws a current of up to 4.8 A and has a resistance of 7.5 Ohms. It has a mass of 175 g and measures 2.12 x 1.40 x 0.520 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.