Almatech is a privately-held Swiss SME delivering critical hardware and engineering services for the space market with reliability, flexibility and efficiency as core company values
Concepts propositions & trade-offs
We carefully review all requirements, propose several solutions, establish the selection criteria and perform the trade-off
Multi-disciplinary system design & optimization
We start from your design concept to turn it into a viable solution ready to be produced
FEM analyses & predictions
We start from your CAD model to create a simple or detailed FEM model, then we apply the mechanical / thermal conditions and report the results
Prototyping and Testing
We take care of your R&D project from start to finish: from samples drawings to prototype manufacturing and testing
Since its inception in 2009, Almatech has successfully designed and delivered critical flight hardware for 10+ ESA / CNES missions, making the Swiss SME now recognized as a reliable industrial partner for ESA and the industrial leaders of the European space industry. In parallel, leveraging its expertise in design for harsh environment, Almatech has offered its engineering services for various applications ranging from consumer electronics to sailing boats.
CHEOPS the first Swiss designed satellite telescope has been successfully launched from the Guyana Space Centre on 18 December 2019.
The CHEOPS mission dedicated to the characterization of exoplanets from which it takes its name is a collaboration between ESA and Switzerland.
For the first time, Switzerland is leading an international scientific consortium specialising in research on exoplanets, a field in which Switzerland has excelled for more than 25 years with a very high level of international recognition, this year with the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics to Mr Mayor and Mr Queloz.
This consortium, led by Professor Willy Benz of the University of Bern and director of the national research centre PlanetS, has entrusted Almatech SA with the construction of the ultra-stable structure of the telescope’s optical system, the satellite’s core.
As the main industrial partner and the only company in French-speaking Switzerland involved in this adventure, Almatech is very proud of the trust and recognition of the quality of its work by the University of Bern, the European Space Agency (ESA/ESA) and more generally by the entire scientific community.
For this exciting project, Almatech is in charge of designing the aerodynamic control and landing mechanisms, as well as the selection of a Thrust Vector Control (TVC) system, with four other European Companies and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).
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The MXT Instrument is part of the payload that will fly on board the SVOM mission, a collaboration between the CNES and the Chinese space agency. Almatech is developing the ultra-stable composites structure of the Instrument.