Next Decade Space Materials

Short Description

The proposed research project XMat shall investigate

  • The suitability of an innovative material pairing and contact type for electrically conductive membranes for potential space applications.
  • The suitability of an innovative material for long-life wet lubricated sliding contacts for potential space applications.

Research work will be made to define the materials, material pairings and contact type. Then, the technologies will be integrated into a simple demonstrator and tested in thermal-vacuum conditions until end-of-life.

The outcome of the research project is knowledge about the suitability of the new technology for potential space applications and their limitation.

Project Partners


RUAG Space GmbH

Contact Address

RUAG Space GmbH
Stachegasse 16
A-1120 Wien
Web: www.ruag.com