We celebrate our thirtieth anniversary, and look forward to keep working for many more years.
ALTER TECHNOLOGY is providing engineering, testing and logistics services to the Japanese company Mitsubishi ELectric COrporation (MELCO) in the procurement of European components under the HTV spacecraft ( H-II Transfer Vehicle ) project. The HTV vehicle is an unmanned spacecraft that in an autonomous way is able to supply food, replacement parts, test equipment and other items to the crew of the ISS. The "brain" of this vehicle - its Avionic Module - was developed by Mitsubishi Electric. Currently several launches of this ship are planned in addition to the 6 (HTV-1, HTV-2, HTV-3, HTV-4, HTV-5 and HTV-6) made to date. The latest release was made in December 2016.
New space missions include more extreme requirements of storage and operational temperatures and vacuum conditions exceeding standard -55ºC / +125ºC conditions Miniaturization implies increase higher power dissipation and hence max junction and PCB temperatures.