The biggest, potential innovation at Thales Alenia Space Belgium is the material addition technology. This is the purpose of the THERMAM project.
Three areas of activity interact in this project: additive manufacturing (3D printing), thermal management and mechanical design of support structures for electronic circuits in a space environment.
This project will make it possible to defy the additive manufacturing technologies, in particular, by the realization of porous and solid structures in a severe application environment.
Innovations are expected in cooling techniques and improvements related to additive manufacturing.