Nano Release Nut (nD3RN)

Space-proven, easy-to-use release actuator for compact space mechanisms. 

The DCUBED Nano Release Nut (nD3RN), available in Stainless Steel or Aluminum-Titanium, is a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) based release  actuator which secures sensitive equipment during launch and safely releases it on orbit. It is one of the smallest, yet powerful Hold-Down and Release Mechanism (HDRM) solutions on the market. Moreover, it is easily resettable, easy-to-use and readily available as a COTS part.

VIDEO: Check out how to trigger and easily reset the DCUBED Nano Release Nut nD3RN here:

Key Features 

  • On-Ground and In-Space Resettable in Seconds, up to 400 times 
  • Short Delivery Time (6-8 weeks) 
  • Fully Redundant Actuation 
  • Space Heritage (TRL 9) 
  • Smart SMA Trigger 
  • Ultra Low Shock 
  • Axial Load (Release Load) 250-380 N 
  • Ultimate Load Rating: 500 N Pull-out, 1500 N Shear 
  • Body Size: 17 x 17 x 17 mm 
  • Mass: 12 grams (Aluminum-Titanium) or 25 grams (Stainless Steel) 
  • Temperatures: -65°C to +75°C 
  • Customizable Interfaces 

Export Control 

  • The DCUBED Nano Release Nut (nD3RN) is ITAR Free.
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Space flight proven and redundant technology:
Resettable in seconds >100 times:
Short delivery time:
Actuation load:
17 x 17 x 17mm
25 g
Operational Temperature Range:
-35C to 80C
Adaptable interfaces:
Export limitation free: