VPT is powering the world’s most advanced aerospace, defense, and space programs. Here are just a few of the programs currently relying on VPT.
Antares Launch Vehicle
|VPT proudly powers several systems on the exciting new private launch rocket, Orbital Science’s Antares. Orbital Sciences holds a $1.9 billion NASA contract to make eight unmanned supply runs to the International Space Station with its Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo ferry. View the program details in this quick infographic from Space.com: http://www.space.com/20526-antares-rocket-cygnus-spacecraft-explained.html.|
Atlas V Expendable Launch Vehicle
|VPT is utilized in critical flight systems on the Atlas V expendable launch vehicle. Run by the United Launch Alliance of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, the Atlas V has logged nearly 600 launches to date with 100% mission success.
Korea Main Battle Tank
|VPT is proud to power multiple systems in South Korea’s Main Battle Tank K2. For its critical systems, this vehicle depends on VPT DC-DC converters and EMI filters to provide reliable power under extreme operating conditions.
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SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon Capsule
Husky Mounted Mine Detection System
F-35 Lightning II
|VPT is flying high with Boeing these days powering numerous systems on the new 787 Dreamliner.|
EADS Airbus CN-295
Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)
|VPT helped NASA open a new chapter in our understanding of the moon. Preliminary data from the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, indicates that the mission successfully uncovered water during the Oct. 9, 2009 impacts into the permanently shadowed region of Cabeus crater near the Moon’s south pole. LCROSS traveled to the Moon as a co-manifested payload aboard the launch vehicle for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). LRO is designed to map the lunar surface and characterize landing sites for future missions.Keep up with LCROSS and LRO with NASA.|
Dassault Falcon 7X Business Jet
|With VPT on board since its launch, the aircraft has carried over 2,100 passengers and made 543 stops in 73 countries. The Falcon 7X has the longest range of any Falcon business jet. Special attention was given to enhancing its cabin comfort for flights lasting up to 13 hours. Since its entry into service, the 7X cabin has set a new standard for business jets.|
Light Weight Mine Roller
|Incorporating VPT components, the Light Weight Mine Roller is used to detonate and neutralise buried pressure-fused mines and other explosive devices. It is designed for light and medium wheeled and tracked vehicles. Currently deployed, the Light Weight Mine Roller (www.pearson-eng.com) is saving lives worldwide as it searches for mines in front of land vehicles.|
Kawasaki XP-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft
|VPT is powering Japan’s new XP-1 aircraft, the next generation of the former P-3C Orion plane. As the successor to the P-3C, the XP-1 is used for prolonged, extensive patrols in the sea areas surrounding Japan.|
|The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the last in the series of eight modernized GPS (IIR-M) satellites. Using the Space Launch Complex 17A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, the satellite was carried into space aboard the last of the Air Force’s United Launch Alliance Delta II rockets. GPS IIR-21(M) will join the constellation of 30 operational satellites on-orbit, assuming a position in plane E, slot 3 and replacing space vehicle number 40 (SVN40). The Air Force expects to set the satellite for navigation users worldwide.|
Pluto New Horizons
|In 2006, NASA dispatched an ambassador to the planetary frontier. The New Horizons spacecraft is now halfway between Earth and Pluto, on approach for a dramatic flight past the icy planet and its moons in July 2015. VPT is powering the Cosmic Dust Experiment (CDE) on this mission. It is performing well as it collects data on cosmic dust in the solar system on the way to Pluto. After 10 years and more than 3 billion miles, on a historic voyage that has already taken it over the storms and around the moons of Jupiter, New Horizons will shed light on new kinds of worlds we’ve only just discovered on the outskirts of the solar system.Check in on the current status of New Horizons.|
ESA Venus Express
|Currently orbiting Venus, this mission’s science objectives are to study the atmosphere, the plasma environment, and the surface of Venus in great detail. It has been successfully operating in orbit around Venus since April 2006. Recently, this spacecraft was busy taking measurements during the transit of Venus across the Sun. According to the Venus Express blog, the spacecraft orbiting Venus is measuring sunlight as it filters through Venus atmosphere, revealing the concentration of different gas molecules at different altitudes. Simultaneous ground-based measurements will be compared with Venus Express data to test techniques use to characterize rocky Earth-size planets.See what’s going on with Venus Express today.|
|NASA’s MESSENGER mission team and cartographic experts from the U.S. Geological Survey have created a critical tool for planning the first orbital observations of the planet Mercury a global mosaic of the planet that will help scientists pinpoint craters, faults, and other features for observation. The MESSENGER team is currently in the orbital phase of the mission, and the near-global mosaic of Mercury from MESSENGER and Mariner 10 images is key to those plans.See what’s new with MESSENGER.|