GAS in space!

On December 3rd 2018, at Vandenberg US Air Force launch facility in California USA, a Falcon 9 Rocket lifted off successfully to deliver a payload into Earth orbit.
The payload was the Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V (DLR) Euglena Combined Regenerative Organic Food Production in Space (Eu:CROPIS) research satellite. This was the conclusion of another Gomolzig milestone in our long history in Aerospace, now Space! Airships to Satellite and all in between!
This launch was …

The Eu:CROPIS, SATELLITE

On December 3rd 2018, at Vandenberg US Air Force launch facility in California USA, a Falcon 9 Rocket lifted off successfully to deliver a payload into Earth orbit.
The payload was the Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V (DLR) Euglena Combined Regenerative Organic Food Production in Space (Eu:CROPIS) research satellite. This was the conclusion of another Gomolzig milestone in our long history in Aerospace, now Space! Airships to Satellite and all in between!
This launch was the culmination of many years of hard work by the Gomolzig Team. In 2015 DLR awarded Gomolzig with the manufacture of the main Satellite structure. The structure has to protect the internal components during the high G loads, a full frequency range of vibrations, zero pressure and many other dynamic parameters of launch and operations.
The outer skin has to provide protection from the impact of Micro Particles; these are low mass particles whilst travelling at high velocities impart high energy on impact.
The structure has to be strong and light so is manufactured from aluminium. The design, prototyping and pre-production test structures were all subjected to a rigorous testing program, which was successfully completed. In 2016 Gomolzig was given the go ahead to manufacture the production structure for this important space mission.

In full cooperation with DLR and compliance with a very high quality standard, work commenced. Production of sheet metal parts and the complex assembly were carried out at our Schwelm facility. On completion, the structure was delivered to DLR.
Eu:CROPIS stands for Euglena Combined Regenerative Organic Food Production in Space. Euglena (Eu) is an Oxygen producing microbe. The aim of the research is to give astronauts access to fresh fruit and vegetables while on long duration missions, potentially leading to the assembly of Greenhouses in Lunar or Martian habitats.
The satellite basically is carrying two German manufactured greenhouses to simulate the growing conditions in space of the gravities, first of Lunar and then the Martian, while Tomato seeds germinate.
The Eu:CROPIS satellite will be in a low-Earth orbit of 600 km and will rotate around its own axis to produce the required gravitational effects.
The participation in this extraordinary project has demonstrated Gomolzig Aircraft Services depth of knowledge and experience in lightweight metal structures has placed us amongst the Stars.
We should all be very proud of the success of this project and mission and special thanks to all those people directly involved.
For more Information refer to DLR Website. All pictures are © by Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V..

Your GOMOLZIG Team.
December, 2018

Do 28-D2 Engine Conversion STC

Several original Dornier Do 28 D-2 were equipped with two Walter M601D-2 turboprop engines and Avia V508 D-2 propellers and therefore called Do 28-G92. The new EASA STC 10015031 Issue #3 allows the installation of GE Czech H75-200 Turboprop engine equipped with Avia 508E Propeller. Successful flight tests took place in spring/summer 2017. The certification was finished by EASA. Prior flight tests the GOMOLZIG Engineering and Production Organisation optimized the modification kit for serial production. As the holder of this EASA STC, GOMOLZIG provides this approved engine conversion kit for highly reliable and more efficient aircraft operations.
Please contact us for more information.
November, 2017

Camera Hatch STC in India

We are glad to announce the successful indian validation of our european EASA STC 10015027 for the fuselage modification of Textron 208/208B. This modification enables this aircraft type for aerial survey operations with two camera hatches.

Therefore, Gomolzig Aircraft Services GmbH expands its product range to a world wide customer base. Together with our EASA certified Part 145 Maintenance Organisation we are empowered to install this product inhouse as well. For detailed information about this modification,please visit our picture gallery and product area.

Your GOMOLZIG Team.
October, 2017

 

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