Filtronetics Inc. Space Legacy
Filtronetics designed and manufactured a multitude of Band Pass LC filters used in the LADNER Space Satellite Program. As a result, Filtronetics received an award for Supplier Excellence.
Filtronetics designed Low Pass LC filters for the Custer Space Craft Receiver for use in the instrumentation panel. This spacecraft is still in orbit today.
Filtronetics was selected to design crystal filters for a receiver used on the New Horizon Space Craft destined for a mission to Pluto. New Horizon Space Craft was launched on 1/19/2006 from Cape Canaveral, FL. The spacecraft reached its destination, Pluto, on 7/14/2015. The New Horizon Spacecraft is scheduled for a flyby of the Kuiper Belt Object in 2019.
Filtronetics delivered Crystal Band Pass Filters for the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP). This mission launched on 8/30/2012 from Cape Canaveral, FL. The main purpose of this mission is to study solar weather and the Van Allen Belts. On 3/26/2014 this mission was deemed successful. Data is still being gathered from this mission.
Filtronetics delivered Crystal Band Pass filters for use on the Europa spacecraft. Launch Date TBD.
Filtronetics supplied phase and amplitude matched Low Pass LC filters for the Polar Space Craft Receiver. These filters were used in scientific instrumentation and were in orbit until a few years ago when the satellite was taken out of commission.
Filtronetics supplied Low Pass LC filters for an instrumentation application on the Cassini Space Craft Receiver.
Filtronetics delivered a Low Pass and Band Pass LC Filter bank consisting of twelve different models for use in the Juno Program receiver. This receiver was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL on 8/5/2011 and arrived at Jupiter in 2016. The receiver will be used to capture specific environmental data.
Filtronetics delivered Crystal Band Pass Filters for the Solar Probe Plus mission. This mission is scheduled to launch 7/30/2018. The main purpose of this mission is to study the outer corona of the Sun.
Filtronetics is currently producing Crystal Band Pass filters for the Global Defense Network and Custom Magnetics for use on the Rime and Reason Programs. These are examples of only a few of the space programs that Filtronetics has been involved with over the years, demonstrating a sound knowledge of the intricate requirements for space programs.