TFS Takasago Fluidic Systems

Exhibition of our new thruster valves at Small Satellite Conference

August 30, 2018

Takasago Fluidic Systems (TFS) exhibited several products at the Small Satellite Conference, which was held together with the world's largest academic conference on small satellites, from August 6th to 9th at Utah State University, USA. The exhibition included our newly developed thruster valves for small satellites, as well as small lightweight valves and pumps that have been used for experiments on the International Space Station (ISS). The following products attracted special attention from visitors during the exhibition:

  1. 1-3N-class ultra-small (Dia. 8 mm x L 31.4 mm) lightweight (8g) thruster valve designed to be used in small satellite propulsion systems. This valve has met the ISO19683 requirements for vibration and shocks. A latching type to reduce power consumption is now under development, as well as a piping-interface type.
    ultra-small thruster valve takasago

  2. 10MPa high pressure valve. This has been adopted by ALE Co., Ltd for their artificial shooting star project satellite, which will be launched in 2019.
    10MPa high pressure valve takasgo

  3. Ultra-small and lightweight syringe pump that was used for experiments on board the ISS for the OASIS Project. See also: Product details:
    Ultra-small and lightweight syringe pump takasago

  4. Finger top size peristaltic pump used for experimental cell culture system on the ISS.
    Finger top size peristaltic pump takasgo
    Product Video:

If you have any questions about our products, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Information:

Masahiko Inoue (Mr.)
Aerospace Group Leader
R&D Section
Takasago Electric, Inc. (Japanese parent company of TFS)
Phone: +81-52-891-2301

============= Exhibition Outline =============
Small Satellite Conference
Exhibition Dates: August 6 - 9, 2018
Location: Utah State University, USA