Space Sensors

Proven reliability, small footprint

As the world enters a new era in space travel, Collins Aerospace is offering space-grade sensors that provide reliable data for engineers and enhance safety.

Our space heritage can be traced back to the early 1960s from what was then known as Rosemount Engineering Company. Collins has participated in most major space programs, including Project Mercury, Saturn, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs, as well as the International Space Station, Orion and the Space Launch System.

Our instruments can be found on the Atlas V, Delta IV/RS-68, and Ariane 5/Vulcain, as well as a myriad of satellites and scientific exploration vehicles. Collins sensors are making measurements out of our solar system (Voyager 1 and 2) on Mars (Spirit and Opportunity Rovers) and have been on Saturn’s moon Titan (Huygens Probe).

Collins has a long legacy of providing high-reliability technology and services that meet industry demands for today and in the future.

Surface Temperature Sensors

Surface sensors: Solar arrays, thrusters, antennas, cryogenic coolers, black-body calibrators, critical payloads

  • Metal housing - spot welded, fastener, clamped and adhesive
  • Ceramic or epoxy housing

Immersion Temperature Sensors

Immersion sensors: Fuel and oxidizer, electronic bays, exhaust gas, valves

  • Metal sheath
  • Threaded or flange mount
  • Encapsulated or exposed element
  • Hermetically sealed

Turbopump Speed Sensors, Level Sensors, Water Conductivity Sensors

Speed sensors: Turbo-pump
Level sensors: Propellant level, engine cut-off
Water conductivity: Water management systems