Extendible Support Structure

Deployable Structures for Space Applications

100 % On-Orbit Deployment Success

Extendible Support Structure

Extendable Support Structure (ESS) - These deployable deep truss structures stow in very volume efficient packages and have been successfully used on SEASAT and RADARSAT 1 to deploy and support large, high accuracy planar structures for synthetic aperture radar antennas. The scalable AstroFold truss shown here is designed to package and support an ESA Radar of up to 300 meters in length in available launch vehicles.