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Space Structures

For more than 25 years, Exelis has been a key provider of design services and precision fabrication of composite structures to the space market.

Exelis space structures have been fabricated using a variety of cost-efficient processes including:

  • Triaxial braiding
  • Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)
  • Precision hand lay-up and autoclave cure
  • Close-tolerance machining
  • C-scan non-destructive testing as well as destructive testing

Exelis space structures are found on both commercial and defense spacecraft and include components such as bus structure frames, mounts and mounting rings, stiffeners, avionics bays, skirts and fairings.


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