Programs Supported:

  • Atlas V
  • Delta
  • Titan
  • Ariane 5
  • Galileo
  • Eurostar E3000
  • ExoMars
  • Mars Curiosity Rover

Chemring is a leading space component supplier, with a 55-year heritage proven through key space programs, including the Atlas, Delta and Titan family of launch and space exploration vehicles and satellites. Our products include low shock pyrotechnic satellite separation systems and space-qualified initiators.

NASA Standard Initiator

We have manufactured power cartridges, including the NASA Standard Initiator (NSI) for more than 20 years without a single failure. We are the primary qualified source for the NASA Standard initiator (NSI) used for all initiation functions on the Space Shuttle. The NSI, available only through NASA, performs an incredible low temperature of -420°F to a high of +300°F.

PC-23 Initiator

Our PC-23 initiator is the commercial equivalent (i.e. non-ITAR) to the NASA Standard Initiator and is designed as a standard unit to provide high pressure energy for the initiation of energetic trains, separation devices, cutters and actuators. Programs using the PC-23 initiator include Ariane 5, Galileo, Eurostar E3000, ExoMars and many others. Chemring Energetic Devices has produced in excess of 250,000 PC-23 Initiators to-date with 100% mission success.