EBAD has the “go-to” product to get your spacecraft into orbit.

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense has the “go-to” product to get your spacecraft into orbit.

EBAD’s NEA® Payload Release Modules successfully dispense three (3) spacecrafts on the SpaceX Transporter-9 Rideshare mission.

[Simsbury, CT, November 13, 2023] – Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense (EBAD) announces that its NEA® Payload Release Modules (PRM) were used to dispense spacecrafts from the SpaceX Transporter-9 Rideshare mission. This launch demonstrates not only the PRM product’s dispensing capabilities, but it also reinforces EBAD’s dedication to deliver products on short lead times. EBAD’s PRM is enabling its customers to reach space faster with lower integration and testing costs. The PRM was designed to interface directly with the new SpaceX Rideshare Plate, allowing for full confidence in risk mitigation and mission success.

EBAD continues its commitment to innovation with a new turnkey spacecraft dispensing product that has high reliability, fast delivery lead times, and simplified spacecraft integration onto the launch vehicle’s upper stage. The NEA® Payload Release Module – PRM 9103 was designed to securely mount, retain, and dispense spacecrafts either from the upper stage of a launch vehicle or another spacecraft, such as an OTV. Prior to launch, EBAD uses its in-house capabilities to test its products against the extreme conditions of space launch, effectively simulating the vibrations, temperature changes, and dynamic conditions they experience during ascent into space.

With another successful launch and release in space, EBAD demonstrates its commitment to being a trusted partner and Right For Your Mission®.

About EBAD:

Headquartered in Simsbury, Connecticut, with facilities also in Graham, KY., and Moorpark, CA., Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense has been in business for more than 180 years. EBAD’s satellite HDRM’s mainly used in the US and European space market, have been on over 500 platforms to date. Through their NEA® and TiNi™ product lines, EBAD has designed, qualified, and delivered more HDRM’s for spaceflight applications than anyone else in the world, with 100% mission success over a 20+ year period and nearly ten thousand mechanisms successfully released into space.


NEA® Payload Release Module

The NEA® Payload Release Module – PRM 9103 is designed to mount, hold, and release a spacecraft from the launch vehicle upper stage, or from another carrying spacecraft (OTV for instance). The PRM is designed to be used in a multi-point release system (i.e. 4 or 6 point) for spacecrafts up to 800 kg in mass.

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