LEA – Large European Antenna
23 September, 2019

Dear Friends and Fans of Europe in Space,

in the name of all members of our pan-European WeLEA-consortium we proudly present the link to the video, documenting the successful road of the development of one of the most needed critical technologies in space: the Deployable Large European Antenna (LEA).

Invented, designed, tested and manufactured by more than 15 well known space companies from 7 European countries with a total staff of more than 500 dedicated specialists, representing a truly unique team of SMEs and Midcaps, the LEA-product is now taking shape as nothing less than “A European Declaration of Non-dependence in Space”.

Thanks to the farsighted vision of both powerful institutions responsible for our continent´s future in space, the European Space Agency ESA and the European Commission EC, LEA will become an invaluable technological asset to blaze our own trail towards knowledge and understanding as indispensable prerequisites to making this world a sustainable, better place – for life in diversity, for all citizens on the globe, and for one Europe across all its internal borders.

Within the WeLEA consortium INVENT is responsible for development and manufacturing of the deployable CFRP boom.

 

Sincerely,
Henning Wichmann
(CEO)