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Power Design Services: Key Contributor in NASA Nanosatellite Development Project

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Power Design Services (PDS) has played a key role in the development of many groundbreaking products but NASA’s Nanosatellite program is one that we are really proud of.

In 2013, PDS helped build a unique PCB assembly for NASA Ames Research Center. The product was known as TechEDSat-X and led to the development of a cubic-shaped micro satellite that is powered by solar cell panels. This month, two of these nanosatellites known as CubeSats will be strapped to an Atlas V rocket which is bound for the International Space Station. Their mission is to demonstrate how well swarms of similar satellites can communicate and network with each other with minimal instruction from Earth.

Scientists plan to use these nanosatellites for a variety of purposes including studying space weather that can disrupt communication systems and scanning for asteroids for space mining expeditions. NASA Ames scientists are also exploring how to deploy CubeSats to hunt for killer asteroids and deflect them before they hurtle toward Earth.

No bigger than a Rubik’s cube, these nanosatellites are easier and less expensive to manufacture and launch than previous models.

The project was a joint effort by NASA Ames Research Center and San Jose State University (SJSU). Our Vice President at PDS is a SJSU alumnus and was more than happy to help out on this joint venture to create a revolutionary product. With the electronic manufacturing expertise of our skilled team and depth of experience in all aspects of PCB assembly, development, production, this was a truly exciting and fulfilling project for us.

Product Development Services Tailored to Your Needs 

What does this type of project experience mean for other PDS clients? Innovative, PCB production solutions to cater to their unique product development needs!

Power Design Services is a world-class Silicon Valley contract manufacturing company serving diverse, highly-specialized applications including semiconductor testing and manufacturing equipment, telecommunications, industrial equipment and medical devices. Our PCB design engineering expertise contributed to the success of NASA’s nanosatellite program and demonstrated our prowess to all our other clients. Freedom Innovation’s bionic knee and quick turn, full turnkey solutions for Truvolo are other examples of our advanced mechanical and electronic manufacturing capabilities.

Our aim is to deliver high-quality, cost-effective PCB assembly solutions in the shortest possible time. An 8,000-square foot, ESD-controlled plant, conveniently located near San Jose Mineta International Airport is well-equipped to provide expedited services. We can deliver special requests within 24 hours. Local pick-up and delivery in Silicon Valley is also available if you need it. Not based in California? Not a problem! We serve customers nationwide.

Ask our experts for a customized product development plan to reduce your cost and time to market. Turnkey PCB production solutions from Power Design Services will enhance your competitive edge in the market.

Request a quote for turnkey PCB production services. Call Power Design Services at 408-437-1931 today.

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