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Space imagery, accelerating the energy transition

Space imagery, accelerating the energy transition

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To tackle global warming and accelerate the energy transition, it’s vital to monitor our planet, and that means space.

Observation of the Earth from space is helping to deliver on the promise of the energy transition by offering major scientific breakthroughs.

Space-based imaging is a technique for observing the Earth from space, providing images taken in the optical domain by specialized hyperspectral space equipment installed on board satellites. These orbiting observation satellites are capable of providing data on atmospheric composition, climate change or pollution. These data help us to understand our ecosystems and accelerate the decarbonization of the planet.

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Cryogenic expertise for space exploration

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Absolut System is a technology company supplying high-performance cryogenic and thermal space equipment.

With over 10 years’ experience in the space industry, we are able to supply customized cryogenic and thermal equipment, both on the ground and in orbit. Our teams work with institutions and major corporations to provide solutions that help us understand our ecosystem and meet energy challenges on a global and local scale.

Absolut System supports you from A to Z, from research and concept development, to prototype validation, space projects and the production of models for in-flight use.

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Cryogenic expertise
for space exploration

Cryogenic expertise for space exploration

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Absolut System is a technology company supplying high-performance cryogenic and thermal space equipment.

With over 10 years’ experience in the space industry, we are able to supply customized cryogenic and thermal equipment, both on the ground and in orbit. Our teams work with institutions and major corporations to provide solutions that help us understand our ecosystem and meet energy challenges on a global and local scale.

Absolut System supports you from A to Z, from research and concept development, to prototype validation, space projects and the production of models for in-flight use.

Our cryogenic expertise for space imaging

Our cryogenic expertise for space imaging

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  • Cryocoolers

  • Cryocoolers

    We develop miniaturized cryocoolers for space and satellite applications. Our Reverse Turbo-Brayton and Pulse-Tube LPT6510 cryocoolers are excellent examples of our vision of the future, with high-reliability, vibration-free cryocoolers that will change the game for future Earth observation programs.

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  • CRYASSY

  • CRYASSY: Miniaturized cryogenic assemblies

    The CRYASSY is an IDCA (Integrated Dewar Cryogenic Assembly) developed by our engineers. Our range of high-performance, miniaturized integrated detection systems enables direct integration of detectors for SmallSat constellations or operating missions. CRYASSY systems integrate detectors, optics and cryogenic machinery (cryocoolers).

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  • Thermal links

  • Thermal links

    We develop, manufacture and qualify on-board thermal links for observation satellites. These thermal links physically connect miniaturized cryogenic coolers to the application to be cooled (focal plane, detector, thermal shield, etc.) to ensure optimal satellite operation.

    Absolut System is the supplier of thermal links for the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Copernicus LSTM and CO2M missions, and for the launch of MTG-I1, the first imaging satellite in the Meteosat Third Generation program, dedicated to improving weather forecasting in Europe and Africa.

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  • Heat shielding

  • Heat shielding

    Absolut System designs cryogenic panels and thermal envelopes for equipment, instrument and satellite test systems.

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  • Vacuum
    test benches

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    Ground test facilities and propulsion

    Absolut System develops specific test benches to characterize and optimize ion thrusters, maintaining an adequate level of high vacuum thanks to cryogenic cryopumping.
    The vacuum chamber recreates the satellite environment in orbit, enabling us to test the performance and service life of the thrusters under study, as closely as possible to real-life conditions. Absolut System’s cryopumps maintain the vacuum despite the expulsion of particles generated by the motor’s plasma propulsion. Cold conditions capture and freeze the molecules, ensuring optimal conditions throughout the weeks of testing.

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  • Engineering
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  • Design office for space innovation

    Our design office engineers work every day to conduct space studies and develop new innovations or improve existing ones. We carry out studies for propulsion, in-orbit propellant management (ZBO tanks: Zero Boil Off – without evaporation) or the design of your customized solutions.

    Award-winning cryogenic expertise: our teams have won 2 CNES R&D challenges, for upper stage reuse and AF-MDP propulsion.

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Cryocoolers

We develop miniaturized cryocoolers for space and satellite applications. Our Reverse Turbo-Brayton and Pulse-Tube LPT6510 cryocoolers are excellent examples of our vision of the future, with high-reliability, vibration-free cryocoolers that will change the game for future Earth observation programs.

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CRYASSY: Miniaturized cryogenic assemblies

The CRYASSY is an IDCA (Integrated Dewar Cryogenic Assembly) developed by our engineers. Our range of high-performance, miniaturized integrated detection systems enables direct integration of detectors for SmallSat constellations or operating missions. CRYASSY systems integrate detectors, optics and cryogenic machinery (cryocoolers).

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Thermal links

We develop, manufacture and qualify on-board thermal links for observation satellites. These thermal links physically connect miniaturized cryogenic coolers to the application to be cooled (focal plane, detector, thermal shield, etc.) to ensure optimal satellite operation.

Absolut System is the supplier of thermal links for the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Copernicus LSTM and CO2M missions, and for the launch of MTG-I1, the first imaging satellite in the Meteosat Third Generation program, dedicated to improving weather forecasting in Europe and Africa.

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Heat shielding

Absolut System designs cryogenic panels and thermal envelopes for equipment, instrument and satellite test systems.

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Ground test facilities and propulsion

Absolut System develops specific test benches to characterize and optimize ion thrusters, maintaining an adequate level of high vacuum thanks to cryogenic cryopumping.
The vacuum chamber recreates the satellite environment in orbit, enabling us to test the performance and service life of the thrusters under study, as closely as possible to real-life conditions. Absolut System’s cryopumps maintain the vacuum despite the expulsion of particles generated by the motor’s plasma propulsion. Cold conditions capture and freeze the molecules, ensuring optimal conditions throughout the weeks of testing.

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Design office for space innovation

Our design office engineers work every day to conduct space studies and develop new innovations or improve existing ones. We carry out studies for propulsion, in-orbit propellant management (ZBO tanks: Zero Boil Off – without evaporation) or the design of your customized solutions.

Award-winning cryogenic expertise: our teams have won 2 CNES R&D challenges, for upper stage reuse and AF-MDP propulsion.

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  • Cryocoolers

  • Cryocoolers

    We develop miniaturized cryocoolers for space and satellite applications. Our Reverse Turbo-Brayton and Pulse-Tube LPT6510 cryocoolers are excellent examples of our vision of the future, with high-reliability, vibration-free cryocoolers that will change the game for future Earth observation programs.

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  • CRYASSY

  • CRYASSY: Miniaturized cryogenic assemblies

    The CRYASSY is an IDCA (Integrated Dewar Cryogenic Assembly) developed by our engineers. Our range of high-performance, miniaturized integrated detection systems enables direct integration of detectors for SmallSat constellations or operating missions. CRYASSY systems integrate detectors, optics and cryogenic machinery (cryocoolers).

    cryassy_acces
  • Thermal links

  • Thermal links

    We develop, manufacture and qualify on-board thermal links for observation satellites. These thermal links physically connect miniaturized cryogenic coolers to the application to be cooled (focal plane, detector, thermal shield, etc.) to ensure optimal satellite operation.

    Absolut System is the supplier of thermal links for the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Copernicus LSTM and CO2M missions, and for the launch of MTG-I1, the first imaging satellite in the Meteosat Third Generation program, dedicated to improving weather forecasting in Europe and Africa.

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  • Heat shielding

  • Heat shielding

    Absolut System designs cryogenic panels and thermal envelopes for equipment, instrument and satellite test systems.

    ecrantage-thermiques
  • Vacuum
    test benches

  • cryopompage_schema_paysage

    Ground test facilities and propulsion

    Absolut System develops specific test benches to characterize and optimize ion thrusters, maintaining an adequate level of high vacuum thanks to cryogenic cryopumping.
    The vacuum chamber recreates the satellite environment in orbit, enabling us to test the performance and service life of the thrusters under study, as closely as possible to real-life conditions. Absolut System’s cryopumps maintain the vacuum despite the expulsion of particles generated by the motor’s plasma propulsion. Cold conditions capture and freeze the molecules, ensuring optimal conditions throughout the weeks of testing.

    cryopompage_schema_paysage
  • Engineering
    department

  • Design office for space innovation

    Our design office engineers work every day to conduct space studies and develop new innovations or improve existing ones. We carry out studies for propulsion, in-orbit propellant management (ZBO tanks: Zero Boil Off – without evaporation) or the design of your customized solutions.

    Award-winning cryogenic expertise: our teams have won 2 CNES R&D challenges, for upper stage reuse and AF-MDP propulsion.

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Cryocoolers

We develop miniaturized cryocoolers for space and satellite applications. Our Reverse Turbo-Brayton and Pulse-Tube LPT6510 cryocoolers are excellent examples of our vision of the future, with high-reliability, vibration-free cryocoolers that will change the game for future Earth observation programs.

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CRYASSY: Miniaturized cryogenic assemblies

The CRYASSY is an IDCA (Integrated Dewar Cryogenic Assembly) developed by our engineers. Our range of high-performance, miniaturized integrated detection systems enables direct integration of detectors for SmallSat constellations or operating missions. CRYASSY systems integrate detectors, optics and cryogenic machinery (cryocoolers).

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Thermal links

We develop, manufacture and qualify on-board thermal links for observation satellites. These thermal links physically connect miniaturized cryogenic coolers to the application to be cooled (focal plane, detector, thermal shield, etc.) to ensure optimal satellite operation.

Absolut System is the supplier of thermal links for the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Copernicus LSTM and CO2M missions, and for the launch of MTG-I1, the first imaging satellite in the Meteosat Third Generation program, dedicated to improving weather forecasting in Europe and Africa.

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Heat shielding

Absolut System designs cryogenic panels and thermal envelopes for equipment, instrument and satellite test systems.

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Ground test facilities and propulsion

Absolut System develops specific test benches to characterize and optimize ion thrusters, maintaining an adequate level of high vacuum thanks to cryogenic cryopumping.
The vacuum chamber recreates the satellite environment in orbit, enabling us to test the performance and service life of the thrusters under study, as closely as possible to real-life conditions. Absolut System’s cryopumps maintain the vacuum despite the expulsion of particles generated by the motor’s plasma propulsion. Cold conditions capture and freeze the molecules, ensuring optimal conditions throughout the weeks of testing.

cryopompage_schema_paysage

Design office for space innovation

Our design office engineers work every day to conduct space studies and develop new innovations or improve existing ones. We carry out studies for propulsion, in-orbit propellant management (ZBO tanks: Zero Boil Off – without evaporation) or the design of your customized solutions.

Award-winning cryogenic expertise: our teams have won 2 CNES R&D challenges, for upper stage reuse and AF-MDP propulsion.

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The newspace to make space accessible

The newspace to make space accessible

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Newspace represents the emergence of the space industry in the 21st century.

In recent decades, space has become more accessible, and technologies for observing and using space have developed rapidly. The aim is to make the world of space and its applications accessible to private players at low cost.

Driven by new geopolitical and financial challenges, Newspace is a dynamic market that attracts public and private investors in a number of fields.

Absolut System, a Newspace technology player

Absolut System, a Newspace technology player

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Absolut System meets strategic challenges by providing competitive technologies for space instruments and hyperspectral imagers. We are able to provide reliable and efficient technologies to our partners and customers for institutional Earth observation missions.

We support strategic initiatives, from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to achieving carbon neutrality and monitoring the Earth. The formation of constellations, based on small satellites placed in medium or low orbit, is one way of overcoming organizational and financial challenges.

Satellites equipped with our CRYASSY hyperspectral SWIR/MWIR or LWIR optical instrument (depending on configuration) capture reflected light from overflown areas and record images from solar radiation reflected by the Earth (visible, near and mid-infrared – approx. 400 to 1,600 nm).

The sensors in these instruments need to be cooled to cryogenic temperatures to ensure their proper operation. Cryogenic temperatures increase their precision and efficiency, and thus enhance the hyperspectral data and images collected.