Spacive Sp. z o. o. is a spin-off company founded in 2014 by a CBK group of managers and engineers. The company cooperates with a group of engineers from different specializations providing services for entities of the space sector. It conducts own research and development under MLI insulation technology and space environment simulator.
The company completed many projects for domestic and foreign entities, including ESA:
- "Development of 3D MLI and 3D test bed system for MLI properties measurement" - Spacive company, as a main contractor of this project, introduced a new method to MLI manufacturing process, so called "layer-by-layer", in order to enhance the insulative properties of the blanket. A set of thermal simulations and tests were performed and it was proved that the method is especially effective for small object with a significant area of edges.
- "Development of Multi-Layer Insulation technology" - Spacive company is realizing the project in order to further develop MLI modelling technology, especially MLI manufactured by the “layer-by-layer” method. Additionally, a commercial solutions are to be prepared by performing a set of qualification tests.
- Participation in “JUICE” project - the company is responsible for development of SWI instrument (Submillimetre Wave Instrument) for the JUICE mission. There is already a 3rd contract under realization between Spacive and Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen. The main objectives are construction of mechanisms and structures of the instrument, analytical calculations of mechanical components and instrument structural simulations.
- “Development and validation of a laboratory model of a space robot containing a set of resistojet engines” (RR-Space) - Spacive company has performed thermal analysis and vacuum tests of the components of the resistojet engine power system. Additionally, a heater control system was developed and coldgas and resistojet engine electrical control system was integrated.
Technical facilities and infrastructure:
Cooling chamber for vacuum chamber for simulation of a space environment – temperature reached down to -196°C.
Allowed dimensions of tested equipment: 700mm x 230mm x 230mm.