Help Celebrate ROCCOR’s Expansion And Welcome Them To Longmont

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October 16, 2016 – ROCCOR is an aerospace company focused on space deployable components. The company recently relocated from Louisville to Longmont, Colorado, and is inviting the public to attend an open house on Wednesday, October 26, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., to celebrate the move with Mayor Dennis Coombs and ROCCOR President and CEO Doug Campbell. The event is being hosted by the Longmont Chamber of Commerce and Longmont Economic Development Partnership.

ROCCOR was established in 2011 with the mission of providing low-cost, high performance deployable structure systems to spacecraft and terrestrial commercial markets. Collectively, ROCCOR has over a half-century of experience in the design, assembly and spaceflight qualification of deployable spacecraft components with a particular emphasis on fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite components. Roccor’s capabilities span the full spectrum of composite materials from material characterization and modeling through advanced manufacturing and system engineering. Personnel have been involved with virtually every type of deployable spacecraft component including hinges, booms, solar arrays, sun shields and antennas.

ROCCOR is currently supporting JPL in further developing their starshade in support of exoplanet discovery missions. The current system is composed of numerous “petals” that rotate and package about a center ring-truss. ROCCOR is supporting this project by developing key design features for the deployable starshade to provide deployment sequencing and to achieve the necessary deployed-state properties.

Image of Starshade in the deployed configuration. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech

Image of Starshade in the deployed configuration. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech

ROCCOR has also done work on the Phoenix program being carried out by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). DARPA Phoenix hopes to develop and demonstrate assembly architectures and delivery systems for space-based systems that will reduce the overall cost.

In the DARPA Phoenix concept of operation, fractionated satellites are transported to space inexpensively by utilizing available volume on commercial satellite launches. These low-cost, satellite modules can scale almost infinitely and share data, power and thermal capabilities. They can attach in various configurations to accomplish a range of diverse space missions with any type, size or shape of payload. The fractionated satellites are assembled on orbit by a “Service/Tender (S/T)”.

Image of DARPA Phoenix Mission. Image Credit: DARPA

Image of DARPA Phoenix Mission. Image Credit: DARPA

During Phase 1 of the DARPA Phoenix program, ROCCOR, in collaboration with Altius Space Machines of Broomfield, Colorado, developed a STEM Arm as Satlet (SAAS). The system deploys a camera to provide a detailed view of the working area for the Servicer/Tender. The ROCCOR/Altius system included a boom deployer, a multi-stable composite slit-tube boom with integrated wire harnessing and a 3 degree-of-freedom camera mounted at the distal end.

ROCCOR’s STEM Arm As Satlet (SAAS) ground-demo hardware. Image Credit: ROCCOR

ROCCOR’s STEM Arm As Satlet (SAAS) ground-demo hardware. Image Credit: ROCCOR

You can learn more about ROCCOR’s work by visiting http://www.roccor.com, or by attending the open house.

Please RSVP to Wendi Nafziger by emailing wendi@longmont.org or by calling 303-651-0128.

ROCCOR’s new location is at 2602 Clover Basin Dr., Suite D, Longmont, Colorado.