Bradford Featured in Regional SME Magazine

Recently Bradford had the opportunity to present our company in the Dutch book “Roadtrip langs MKB-parels van West-Brabant”. The title loosely translates into English as “Roadtrip along SME-Pearls of West-Brabant”, and Bradford is indeed proud to be one of the nineteen companies selected as a “pearl” in our region. You can download the article…

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Bradford Engineering Acquires ECAPS

Bradford Engineering has acquired 100% of the shares of ECAPS AB from SSC (Swedish Space Corporation), resulting in a major expansion into non-toxic spacecraft propulsion systems. In a definitive agreement reached July 6th, 2017, the shares of ECAPS AB, a Sweden-based developer and manufacturer of non-toxic (aka: green) space propulsion…

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NASA Completes Assessment on Bradford Reaction Wheels

Recently NASA has completed an independent technical evaluation of the Bradford Reaction Wheel Unit (RWU) product as a potential alternative to the existing offerings from US-domestic reaction wheel suppliers. The assessment covers all NASA programs planning to use reaction wheels as spacecraft attitude control actuators, and concludes that the Bradford…

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Two Gloveboxes Featured on NASA Website

NASA has featured an extensive article on two of Bradford glovebox facilities currently on – or planned for delivery in the near future to – the International Space Station. Microgravity Science Glovebox The Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG), has been on-orbit since June 2002 and has been one of the most-utilized science investigation…

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New Record for Bradford Engineering

This past January’s successful launch of the first ten next-generation Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket set a new record for Bradford Engineering. Each Iridium NEXT satellite was built with 8 Bradford Cosine Sun Sensors. In all, a total of 80 Bradford-built components were aboard this launch,…

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Astronauts Upgrade MSG Glovebox

In February, the ISS crew removed the fixed front window of Bradford’s Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) and replaced it with a Removable Front Window (RFW) assembly.  The new window will allow for easier access to the MSG through the front, rather than smaller access ports on either side of the MSG….

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1000th Bradford Product Launched

On November 17, 2016, Bradford reached an important milestone in its company’s history with the launch of its 1000th product into space! At 13:06 hrs GMT, an Ariane-5ES lifted off from the launch site in Kourou, French Guyana, carrying four Galileo navigation satellites (FM15, 16, 17 and 18) into space. Each of the…

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Bradford Engineering BV acquired by AIAC

Bradford Engineering BV has been acquired by the American Industrial Acquisition Corporation (AIAC) from the United States, effective November 3rd, 2016. AIAC is a group of 63 manufacturing and distribution sites with over 9,000 employees in 17 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. Total group revenues exceed $1.2 billion….

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Bradford Hardware Supports Cygnus CRS-5 Mission

Orbital ATK’s Antares launch vehicle successfully returned to flight, placing the Cygnus CRS-5 spacecraft into orbit. Bradford contributes hardware to each of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft. The Cabin Fan Assembly (CFA) ensures ventilation of the pressurized cargo module while docked to the ISS. Three Standard Accuracy Pressure Transducers (SAPT) provide pressure…

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