Structural Composites produces CF part for NASA Moon project

Structural Composites Inc. (West Melbourne, Fla.) has announced NASA’s successful trial of the LANCE Blade. The LANCE Blade is part of NASA’s return to the Moon. Future Astronauts will need lunar soil (regolith) moving equipment to support building a manned outpost on the moon. Structural Composites, under cont

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Structural Composites Inc. (West Melbourne, Fla.) has announced NASA’s successful trial of the LANCE Blade. The LANCE Blade is part of NASA’s return to the Moon. Future Astronauts will need lunar soil (regolith) moving equipment to support building a manned outpost on the moon. Structural Composites, under contract to NASA, produced the carbon fiber composites elements of the LANCE Blade. The blade was produced using a modified resin infusion process.

 Robert Mueller, Surface Systems lead engineer for NASA, states “ We were very happy to have Structural Composites be part of this team. We were up against some very tight time and performance requirements and they really came though for us.”  Dr. Robert O. Ambrose, deputy division chief for the Automation, Robotics and Simulation Division of NASA, stated, “I can assure you that the Moses Lake field test was a success.” Scott Lewit, president of Structural Composites, says, “It is really exciting for us to be able to be part of such a ground-breaking mission. These tests show that composites are going to be playing a big role in some unconventional missions.”