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OFF TO NEW WORLDS

When Apollo 11 landed on the moon on 21 July 1969, many believed it was the beginning of space exploration. But good things take time. 

It was not until the turn of the millennium, when new, private companies - in cooperation with traditional organizations - took up and pushed forward development, that space travel became interesting again. The search began for new technologies and perspectives to make space travel more cost-effective. Now things are possible that until not so long ago sounded like science fiction: private trips into orbit, stations on the moon, and people on Mars.

COMMITTED TO THE SKY - AT ALL LEVELS

For more than 30 years, FACC has been providing integrated services in the fields of research and development, engineering, production and product support to the civil aviation industry. As a technology partner of all major manufacturers, we work together with our customers on solutions for the mobility of the future. Now we also offer our know-how to space companies.

PUSHING THE LIMITS OF WHAT IS TECHNICALLY FEASIBLE

Every kilogram launched into space still incurs enormous costs, and a planetary probe, once launched, must function for several years without maintenance. Every gram of weight and every watt of electrical power matters.

Designing structures that are as light as possible is synonymous with approaching the limits of what is physically and technically feasible. Lightweight components make it possible to reduce the amount of material used and have proven themselves through their dimensional stability, high specific strength, thermal stability and diverse material combinations.

LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES FOR SPACECRAFT

Lightweight structures and advanced materials are critical because reducing structural mass directly translates into increased payload.

TECHNOLOGY WILL DRIVE THE MISSIONS OF TOMORROW

FACC is already working on solutions to the technological challenges facing space organisations and nations:

  • Contributing to success in transforming discoveries into economic benefits.
  • Developing cross-cutting technologies that foster international cooperation and create new businesses.
  • Leveraging the brightest minds in the nation's aerospace industry, universities and small businesses.

TECHNOLOGY IS IN OUR DNA

Historically, technology has driven human progress and will continue to define our future. Our technology drivers are:

  • Lower mass
  • Increased strength and stiffness
  • Improving manufacturing and processing to reduce costs

POSSIBLE COMPOSITE COMPONENT APPLICATIONS INCLUDE

Launch Vehicles

  • Interstage Adapter
  • Interstage Structure
  • Payload Fairing Structure

Satellites

  • Solar Panels
  • Antenna & Support Parts
  • Heat Sinks

Habitat Systems

  • Components for Composite Crew Modules (CCM)
  • Secondary Structure

In-space transfer vehicles

  • Fairings
  • Panels
  • Support parts

EXPERTISE FOR SPACE TRAVEL

With more than 3,000 highly qualified employees from 41 nations at 13 locations, from Austria to China and from India to the USA and Canada, we are there for our customers every day and promise:

We share your enthusiasm, your thirst for discovery and support you with our lightweight solutions and individual work packages.

LET'S TALK

Do you have questions about our products and solutions? Our team is always at your disposal.

Günter Nelböck
VP Structures
GLOBAL
E-Mail: g.nelboeck@facc.com
Mobile: +43 664 801 19 1524

Roland Brunner
Director Business Development
GLOBAL
E-Mail: r.brunner@facc.com
Mobile: +43 664 80 119 1824

Stefan Schamberger
Director Business Development
USA
E-Mail: s.schamberger@facc.com
Mobile: +1 206 681 8201

Christian Gründlinger
Manager Business Development
GLOBAL
E-Mail: c.gruendlinger@facc.com
Mobile: +43 664 801 19 2269