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CST has the expertise and capacity to engineer and produce strong, lightweight carbon fibre composite products for the aerospace and science sectors.

We can work with you to provide many specialised applications, engineered to your requirement.
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CST Composites’ tubes were used in the construction of a ground test-bed, used for the validation of the telescoping boom design for the Next Generation Large Canadarm (NGLC). Please see the Canadian Space Agency’s website for more details on the NGLC. The photos displayed are by MDA and the Candian Space Agency.

CST Composites completed the design, production and machining of large diameter filament wound tubes for a ground demonstration article for the application on the International Space Station.

CST Composites supplied NASA, in aid of their Hubble Telescope. Our tubing was used to construct a ground based re-entry skid pallet. Feedback from the NASA engineers, said they were “impressed with the quality of our tubing, and the tested tolerances proved to exceed their expectations”.

The “Sub-orbital Polarimeter for Inflation Dust and the Epoch of Reionisation”, or SPIDER for short, is a collaborative spacecraft project with the goal of observing the origins of our universe.

CST Composites worked closely with the University of Toronto and more recently with Princeton University to supply carbon fibre tubes that were used to create a frame to encase the SPIDER unit during it’s 34km orbit. This unit houses six 300mm lenses which are cooled to 0.25 degree Kelvin (-272.9 Celsius) in order to detect slight fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background radiation caused by gravitational waves.

The SPIDER spacecraft orbited for 17 days and successfully collected data throughout it’s 5500km journey.