Thomson Solutions for Satellite and Space Applications



Thomson Aerospace and Defense is committed to collaboration with key partners in the development and testing of transformative technologies and systems. Working from a proven platform of technology, we have the experience and expertise to handle the design, analysis, qualification and manufacturing of ball screw and actuator-level solutions to support satellite development, launch vehicles, and other space projects. Thomson’s expertise with exotic materials, extreme temperatures, and various seal/lubrication options leads to high-quality, customized products designed to reliably withstand rugged, harsh environments.


Call us today to get the most out of your ball screw and actuator applications.


Why Thomson Aerospace & Defense?

Capability. We have the expertise to handle the design, development, analysis, qualification and manufacturing of ball screws – or the entire electromechanical actuator. Involve us early and benefit long-term.

Solutions. Our products are built from proven, tested technology capable of meeting the strictest requirements. You can rely on our components to withstand harsh environments in the most rugged A&D applications.

Partnership. Our early involvement and integration mean improved design, superior delivery times, and lower development costs for you. Your engineers can focus on core competencies when you let Thompson A&D leverage ours.

Pedigree. We leverage more than 70 years of A&D engineering and application experience and knowledge. Our products are built from proven, tested technology capable of meeting the strictest requirements. Our global manufacturing footprint is unique in the industry, ensuring cost-effective, timely delivery.


Thomson Aerospace & Defense Capabilities


Manufacturing and Product

  • Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steels
  • New Heat Treat Methods Supporting Increased Hardness Specifications
  • Materials Designed  To Lower Cost Of Ownership
  • Health Monitoring / On Demand Maintenance
  • Jam Resistant Recirculation Methods
  • Multiple Sites / Global Footprint
  • Low cost footprint to support long term commercial needs
  • High volume experience and capability
  • AS9100 Certified


Design Engineering

  • Finite Element, Structural, Thermal and Environmental Analysis, maintainability
  • 3D Solid Modeling using Unigraphics along Pro-Engineer™


Support Systems Engineering

  • Process and Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Integrated Logistics Support
  • Reliability / Maintainability Engineering
  • Integrated Technical Manuals (IETM)


Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

  • Design to cost
  • New manufacturing Methods
  • Value Engineering Execution
  • Fast Prototyping Capabilities


Test Engineering / Facilities

  • Test Development
  • Endurance, Efficiency, No-Load Torque and Backlash tests
  • Static Fatigue and Strength tests
  • Environment testing: Salt Spray, Sand and Dust
  • Qualification
  • Analysis
  • Support


Quality Engineering

  • Manuals, CMM's
  • FA
  • Support
  • FMEA