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Brockstedt on a Mars mission!

NASA and German Aerospace Center rely on technology from Kiel

Mars Rover Curiosity

For 30 Hans Brockstedt GmbH, based in Kiel, has been one of the leading producers of complex printed circuit boards, inter alia for aeronautics and aerospace applications. The main focus of production is on prototypes to the date fixed and small-sized production lots.

After eight months of flight time, on August 6, 2012, the Mars rover “Curiosity“ safely arrived on Mars. This is the most expensive and complex mission to Mars of all time. For this, by order of NASA and in cooperation with the University of Kiel, Hans Brockstedt GmbH developed two rigid-flex circuits, which were implemented into the Mars rover RAD-detector. According to statements by the scientists in charge of Kiel University, the device with the printed circuit boards manufactured by us is providing immaculate and perfect measuring results.

We are very happy about this successful mission to Mars and are looking forward to future challenges!

The “Radiation Assessment Detector“ (RAD) device was developed for the measuring of cosmic radiation on the surface of Mars. The measurement range is very broad, so that for the first time, the whole radiation dose for a man on Mars can be determined, which is essential for future manned missions to Mars. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is a partner of NASA in this mission. It supports the development of the sensor unit of the “Radiation Assessment Detector“ device at the University of Kiel and the Institute of Aerospace Medicine of the DLR in Cologne.

Curiosity 2012