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One small component for a satellite, one giant leap for success

02 April 2024

Fasteners are playing an important role in the application of a Danish satellite orbiting Earth, launched by students in a collaboration across several universities.

(Image: Shutterstock)
(Image: Shutterstock)

Last year, in spring 2023, a Danish satellite was launched by a rocket from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Featured onboard was components by PennEngineering in form of PEM press fasteners, supplied by the Danish sales and engineering house Hans Buch A/S.

The satellite with PEM press fasteners is called DISCO-1 and is the first of a series of satellites in the DISCO program, established in a never-before-seen collaboration by students from four different Danish universities.

Read the full article in DPA's April issue

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