Nano SmartPack Release Nut (nD3SP)

Ultra-flat shape-memory release actuator made to secure most delicate space mechanism and deployables during their ride to space. 

The DCUBED Nano SmartPack Release Nut (nD3SP) is a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) based release actuator which locks sensitive equipment during  launch and safely releases it on orbit. It is one of the flattest, 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 component.

VIDEO: Check out how to trigger and easily reset the DCUBED Nano SmartPack Release Nut nD3SP here:

Key Features 

  • Field-Resettable in Seconds, up to 400 times 
  • Short Delivery Time (8-10 weeks) 
  • TRL 8 
  • Fully Redundant Actuation 
  • Smart SMA Trigger 
  • Ultra Low Shock 
  • Actuation Sensor 
  • Axial Load (Release Load) >200N 
  • Ultimate Load Rating: 500 N Pull-out, 1500 N Shear 
  • Body Size: 74 x 35 x 4mm 
  • Mass: 27 grams 
  • Body and Nut material: Hard anodized Aluminum 7075-T6 
  • Temperatures: -65°C to +75°C 

Export Control 

  • The DCUBED Nano SmartPack Release Nut (nD3SP) is ITAR Free.
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Lead Time:
8 to 10 weeks
74 x 35 x 4 mm
27 grams
Operating Temperature Range:
-65C to 75C