SpaceDev Completes LSRM
[12-18-07 – Satellite Today] SpaceDev Inc. has completed development of its low shock release mechanism (LSRM), which provides restraint and release of spacecraft components, the company announced Dec. 17.
Applications for the LSRM include the hold-down and release of satellite and spacecraft systems as well as launch vehicle staging events.
"Our objective is to develop and qualify highly reliable and capable spacecraft mechanisms,” Mark Sirangelo, SpaceDev’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “The LSRM is a great addition to our portfolio of release mechanisms. We will be working with our customers to find applications for the LSRM and look forward to the first applications in space."