By providing technologies that help put people and satellites in space, and protecting the armed service men and women around the world as they protect our freedoms at home, Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) continuously seeks to improve the lives of people.
EBAD’s satellite HDRM’s have the broadest use in the US and European space market, having been used on over 500 platforms to date. EBAD has designed, qualified and delivered more HRDMs for spaceflight applications than anyone else in the world.
For almost 60 years, EBAD has supplied initiation, separation, and flight destruct hardware for commercial and government launches.
The need for precise explosive solutions is essential to the success of every mission. That is why since 1836, EBAD has been the technology innovator and industry leader in Military Demolition, Breaching and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) products.
EBAD is the industry leader for highly reliable precision ordnance solutions. For nearly 60 years, our products have directly contributed to thousands of successful missions on Strategic Missile, Missile Defense, and Tactical Missile platforms.
Biography Television and Fox Business Network presents the history of Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc.
Disclaimer: This video was shot in 2016, and while many of the names and faces may have changed, EBAD’s history and story lives on.
On July 30, 2020, NASA, partnering with the United Launch Alliance launched an Atlas V rocket into space. The mission? To deliver the Perseverance rover to the surface of Mars.
The Atlas V rocket that successfully catapulted the Perseverance into its path to the Red Planet contains a number of EBAD components, including TiNi ™ Frangibolts and NEA® HDRM’s for instrument/payload releases. The Atlas also relies on Frangible Joint Assemblies (FJA), Linear Shaped Charge (LSC), and Flexible Confined Detonating Cord Assembly (FCDCA) for mission success.
Once the Perseverence reaches the surface of Mars (expected in February 2021), its main job will be to seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples. Scientists hope the samples can be returned to Earth for extensive study. Also on board the mission is the Ingenuity helicopter, a four-pound drone copter that hopes to achieve flight on Mars, allowing greater opportunities for exploration.
Learn more about the mission to Mars, and track the countdown to landing on NASA’s website.