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Cobham Life Support, Orchard Park, USA

T: +1 716 662 0006

Cobham Life Support, 10 Cobham Drive, Orchard Park, New York, USA  14127.

T: +1 716 662 0006

F: +1 716 662 0747


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Carleton Technologies, Inc. dba Cobham Life Support

Cobham Life Support, Westminster, USA

T: +1 410 871 9966

Cobham Life Support, 711 Corporate Center Court, Westminster, Maryland, USA  21157.

T: +1 410 871 9966

F: +1 410 871 9960


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Carleton Technologies, Inc. dba Cobham Life Support


Space Systems

Space Systems

Cobham's large propellant tanks offerings are second to none when it comes to supporting new science missions where weight and performance requirements are extremely high.  With the reality of price pressures in commercial space endevours, we offer a large suite of low cost DOT tanks and tank derivatives ideally suited for commercial space endevours.


Propellant Tanks  


Cobham has designed, developed and qualified the largest composite xenon propellant tank ever flown. This high performance titanium-lined, carbon composite pressure vessel was qualified to launch with 992 lbs of xenon at 1,250 psig. The full assembly weight of the tank and skirt is under 49 pounds. This hand laid-up, autoclave cured skirt design is an extremely lightweight and effective solution for integrating the propellant tank with the spacecraft structure.


In a recent endeavor with NASA, Cobham designed, developed and qualified the world's first demisable composite propellant tank that disintegrates upon re-entry into the atmosphere. This high performance aluminum-lined, carbon composite pressure vessel is qualified to launch with 1,202 lbs of Hydrazine at 400 psig and is designed to hold up to 1,600 lbs.


CompositesWorld Magazine Story:

Space mission maximized via minimized survivability


Propellant Tanks


Pressurant Tanks


Cobham's line of lightweight composite pressure vessels are well suited for use as pressurant tanks for actuation systems, hydraulic systems, cold gas propulsion systems and blow-down systems.  These systems are qualified to EWR - 127-1 and AIAA S081 and have flight heritage on ULA Delta IV, Space Shuttle and many other platforms.


Pressurant Tank 


Oxygen Tanks


Cobham's inconel lined oxygen tank was qualified for NASA and has been used as part of an environmental control life support system. For more information on our sapce life support and propulsion systems, please see Life Support and Propulsion Space Systems.


Space Oxygen Tank



Markets and Capabilities 


Composite Cylinders:

On-Time Delivery and Aftermarket Services, Aircraft Applications, Life Support SCBA Cylinders, and Military Ground Vehicles


Alternative Energy:

Flywheel Rims, Hydrogen and Oxygen Fuel Cell Pressure Vessels, and CNG Type III Composite Cylinders for Light Commercial Vehicles


Composite Hybrid Structures:

Aspirators, Launch Tubes, Rocket Motor Cases, Torque Tubes and Drive Shafts


Space Systems:

Propellant Tanks, Pressurant Tanks, Oxygen Tanks, and Life Support and Propulsion Systems 


Our Capabilities:

Engineering Capabilities, Six Sigma, EiD, Design and Analysis Processes,  Composite Processing, Filament Winding, Hand Lay-Up, Testing and Inspection, and Customer Care



Pressure Vessels and Integrated Structures: Product Descriptions


Composite Pressure Vessel Product List (.pdf 91kb)



For more information, please contact:  

Business Development Manager
T:+1 (410) 871 9966 x106





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