Emxys Tether Technology in Aerospace America
The BETs project has been featured in the publication of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The december 2013 issue of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics publications includes an article about the gaining momentum of space tether technologies and mentions among others, the Bare Electrodynamics Tether Project in which Emxys participates as part of a consortium led by the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and that includes as well the University of Padova, and Colorado State University and three research institutes: ONERA-Toulouse, DLR- Bremen, and Fundación Tecnalia.
The Bare Electrodynamics Tether Project is a research project funded by the European Commission FP7 aimed at developing an innovative technology for LEO Satellites deorbiting based in Electrodynamic tethers. Within this project the participating group completed design, manufacturing, and ground testing of a deployer, a hollow cathode, a power control module, and tape- tether subsystems suitable for a representa- tive deorbit mission.