MARK II MOTORIZED LIGHTBAND

  • 100+ separations on-orbit / 100% flight success
  • Low-height / Low-shock / Low-tipoff
  • Non-pyrotechnic / pyro-pulse compatible
  • Configurable to meet ISS redundancy requirements

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MLB MII Downloadable Documents

2000785G MkII MLB User Manual

2000781K MkII MLB Operating Procedure

2000827G MkII MLB Pack-Unpack Procedure

2002486A MLB Go No Go Stow Gauge

2000741E Transition Ring

2000843C Deploy Upper Ring Stop

4000845- Reduced SHC Screw

2002753- FLH Alignment Screw

MLB MkII Videos

The Mark II Motorized Lightband (MLB) is a space vehicle separation system. It is used to separate space vehicles from launch vehicles and to separate elements of launch vehicles. The Lightband is offered in a range of sizes from 8 to 38 inch bolt circle diameter.

The MLB is made of aluminum alloys. The lower ring has hinged leaves, springs, and a dual redundant release motor. The upper ring has a load-bearing hinge interface. The MLB can support up to 1200lb payloads, and has been in production for several years. The MLB has extensive flight heritage.

The Lightband is a patented, Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology. It is made with materials and methods consistent with high-reliability and Class-A space flight hardware.

See PSC Document 2000785 User’s Manual for Mark II Lightband for more information.

Sizes Available
Bolt Circle Diameter [in]Number of Fasteners [-]
8.00012
11.73218
13.00020
15.00024
18.25028
19.84828
23.25032
24.00036
31.60048
38.81060