Manufacturing of equipment & supplies for space sector

Manufacturing of equipment & supplies for space sector

CNIM and its subsidiary, Bertin Technologies provide consulting, engineering and high-precision manufacturing services for projects involving large complex systems.

With the acquisition of Airstar Aerospace in 2019, renamed CNIM Air Space, CNIM Group aims to become a leading player in the space aerostat market.


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Launcher component manufacturing

CNIM has expertise in the engineering and manufacturing of high value-added and large components for use in space. Backed up by a 15-year partnership with ArianeGroup, CNIM now manufactures nozzle casings for the Ariane 6 launcher.

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Lighter than air platforms

CNIM offers a comprehensive range of aerostats through its subsidiary, CNIM Air Space. These balloons are made from flexible envelops which are then filled with lighter-than-air gas.

The strengths of CNIM Air Space’s products include persistence, versatility, safety and low operating costs.

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Satellite equipment

CNIM and its subsidiaries, Bertin & CNIM Air Space, possess highly specialized systems and skills that meet the requirements of the space sector.

CNIM Group provides complex systems for harsh environments such as ground-based and on-board critical equipment, high-precision test benches, remotely operated systems etc.

CNIM has a 220m2 Iso6/7 clean room on its site at La Seyne sur Mer, which meets the most demanding standards in use within the industry.

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Ground equipment

Bertin fully designs & develops Optical Ground Support Equipment (OGSE) for space applications, throughout the Assembly, Integration, Testing and Validation (AITV) stages. These systems allow for the performances’ validation of the onboard instruments before the integration into the satellite, with an extreme accuracy in terms of optical performance, mechanical stability and remote control, often in an ultrahigh vacuum environment

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