OmniSafe Fittings in Space

Flight Qualified – Multi Mate/Demate – Metal Face Seal Fitting

  • Global Observer – hydrogen powered, fuel system, UAV
  • MSL Mars Rover – launch 2011, for the liquid Freon heat rejection system, Omnisafe 3/8” fittings  
  • JPL DAWN –  Xenon Ion Propulsion,  Asteroid Belt, Oct 2007, Omnisafe 1/8” fittings
  • NASA Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) Program – Xenon Ion Propulsion, Omnisafe 1/8” fittings
  • Wideband Global Satcom – WGS constellation for propulsion system, orbit maintenance, Boeing, Omnisafe 1/8” fittings
  • JPL LISA – the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, Omnisafe 1/16” fittings
  • AEHF – satellite constellation, propulsion system, Lockheed Martin, Omnisafe 1/8” fittings
  • James Webb Space Telescope – optics, Northrop Grumman, Omnisafe 1/8” fittings

The drivers behind JPL’s use of the Omnisafe fitting:

  1. System modularity, flexibility
  2. Component replacement due to failure or upgrade
  3. Subsystem or Component test
  4. Cost reduction
  5. Late component integration

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