Bercella To Develop Composites Structures For Airbus DS Satellite’s Solar Panels
The Italian company was selected by Airbus DS as a partner for the Eurostar Neo Solar Wing
Bercella srl (Varano Melegari, PR, Italy), a manufacturer of structural Composites products and solar panels substrates for Satellite and Aerospace applications, has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space for the development, qualification and manufacture of solar array panels and yokes for its newly developed Eurostar Neo platform. Airbus’ Eurostar Neo Solar Wing is being developed with ESA support and will succeed the highly successful Eurostar E3000, one of the most successful products worldwide for geostationary communications satellites.
The products for the new Eurostar Neo will benefit of Bercella’s multi-year experience on developing parts for the Space industry, and will be manufactured at Bercella’s state of-the-art facility in Varano Melegari (Parma, Italy), including an 8-meter Filament Winding Machine, and a 3.8×4.5m Autoclave.
“We are excited to support Airbus DS and ESA in the development of these vital parts, being selected as the manufactured for the successor of a successful product like the E3000 makes everybody here at Bercella very proud.” says Massimo Bercella, Head of Sales and Business Development at Bercella. “For over 20 years we’ve been committed to support our customers in the Space industry who are looking for a super dedicated, reliable, 360° service from design to manufacturing”
Based in the northern part of Italy (Varano Melegari, Parma), Bercella is a leading Italian company in the field of composite for Aerospace application, with 20+ years of experience in advanced structural composites for different field from Motorsport to Defense, Aviation, Space and Railway.
This contract reconfirms the company’s long history of successes in supporting challenging space projects such as Rosetta, ExoMars, Agile, Prisma to name a few.
Bercella is EN9100 certified and provide a unique combination of large machinery such as Autoclaves, Filament Winding, and CNCs.
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