Thanks to the dedicated work of partners (HPS, vH&S, INEGI, FHP, RUAG and TICRA amongst other) and its internal team, Large Space Structures GmbH celebrates a yet major milestone achievement. On 22nd February, 2021, the LEA Protoflight Model (PFM) reflector was deployed at Large Space Structures GmbH Facilities in Eching, Germany.
The successful event was live streamed and demonstrated the high maturity of European Large Deployable Reflector, fully designed, built and tested by LSS GmbH.
LSS GmbH has developed this Large Deployable Reflector (LDR) in the frame of the EC H2020 Large European Antenna (LEA) project, in a consortium led by HPS GmbH. This milestone is a crucial step towards the development of LDR European technology for non-dependence in space, an effort largely supported by the European Space Agency and the European Commission.
Large Space Structures GmbH (LSS) is a company based near Munich, Germany, founded in 2012 as a spin-off of the Technical University of Munich where its staff had been working on deployable reflectors and advanced composite membranes for more than two decades. It inherited from its academic background a very strong R&D philosophy, still developing break-through materials and technologies in partnership with various institutional, industrial and academic institutions from 0.5 m to >12 m reflectors and from P to W-band.