5 – Qualification of Zn-galvanised steel substrate for launch pad applications
Name of the system:
Qualification of Zn-galvanised steel substrate for launch pad applications
Lead entity within the SAMMBA consortium:
MT Aerospace (reach out to us here)
Attachment point within the process chain of the Spaceport operator:
The Zn-galvanised steel substrate can be used in any steel structure on the launch pad
Major benefit within the process chain:
The substrate would enable an increase in reliability of the launch infrastructure by extending the life of numerous metallic components. Furthermore, the usage of Zn-galvanised steel would also increase availability by reducing maintenance efforts substantially.
Anticipated R&D vector for the near/mid/long-term:
To enable benefitting from the system, the industrialisation of structures needs to happen first. Afterward, an implementation on the launch pad can happen in the mid-term.
Modularity granted with the following standards:
The Zn-galvanised steel substrate doesn’t require special modifications and can be used at any spaceport
Interoperability granted with the following standards:
Launcher, Launch base, AGV, mechanical structures< Go back to the diagram