Moog MONARC-22 Thrusters to Maneuver MetOp-SG Weather Satellites
8 November, 2016
Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) Space and Defense was recently selected to provide MONARC-22 thruster engines for the second generation of Meteorological Operational (MetOp-SG) satellites to be built by Airbus. Moog has been a trusted propulsion component supplier to Airbus for over thirty years. This is the first time Airbus has ordered the MONARC-22 engines. MetOp-SG is a EUMETSAT polar orbiting weather and climate-related satellite system that provides weather data to users worldwide.
“Moog is honored to be the selected to for this program.” states Paul King, Product Line Manager for Moog’s Spacecraft Controls propulsion products. “The seventy-five engines to be manufactured for the six MetOp-SG satellites will be delivered to Airbus over the next fourteen months.”
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The MONARC-22 engine is a hydrazine monopropellant rocket engine designed specifically for spacecraft use. These engines have been used on a variety of missions including geosynchronous and space exploration applications. For the MetOp-SG satellites, the engines will be used for spacecraft attitude and orbit control maneuvers while in low Earth orbit.
The engines are being built and tested at the Moog facility in Niagara Falls, NY. The flow control valves are manufactured by the Moog’s facility in East Aurora, NY. Moog is also manufacturing latching isolation valves for these spacecraft in East Aurora.
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind energy, marine and medical equipment. Additional information about the company can be found at www.moog.com. Additional information about Moog’s Space Sector can be found at www.moog.com/space.