NASA visited Thales Alenia Space, Italy (TASI-I) facilities and was amazed at the technology that Comecer provided with its ultra-clean and sterile ISO 3 isolator line used to assemble the EXOMARS Rover.
The NASA report states:
“To date, TAS-I has the most advanced state-of-the-art precision cleaning, sterilization, and assembly glovebox isolators ever developed for spacecraft hardware.” (page 93)
“The most impressive capability was their integration of robotic arms produced by Denso Robotics and Staubli Robotics into their pharmaceutical product lines.” (page 97)
“Comecer seemed to be well suited to potentially design and manufacturer isolators required for MSR receiving and curation facilities. Comecer has many unique manufacturing experiences and a proven record of complex designs for low-outgassing clean/sterile isolators coupled with the integration of robotics. The manufacturing facility also seemed to be able to handle large orders of complex isolator designs. Our team has not come across another isolator manufacturer that has all of these combined traits under one roof.” (page 97)
Go to section 2.3 on page 94 to read about our solution.
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