Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Flagsuit delivers first commercial space suit gloves
Flagsuit delivers first commercial space suit gloves
18
Mar '08
Flagsuit shipped their first commercially produced space suit gloves to Los Angeles based Orbital Outfitters last month under a joint development agreement.

The gloves are designed to be used with the Industrial Suborbital Space Suit-Crew (IS3C) which was unveiled by Orbital Outfitters in October 2007.

The gloves will be used for integrated suit testing and evaluation, and feature a patent-pending joint design that makes the fingers more flexible under pressure, increasing dexterity while reducing hand fatigue.

The gloves are manufactured using a new process that eliminates time consuming adjustments to adapt the fit to the wearer's hands, producing a ready-to-wear garment that literally "fits like a glove."

Flagsuit is currently implementing a preliminary production capability with support from the Maine Technology Institute. Orbital Outfitters announced the collaboration with Homer last November.

"Orbital Outfitters is committed to making the best performing and best looking commercial space suits available, without the premium price tag," says CEO Jeff Feige.

"Flagsuit is helping us realize that goal." Orbital Outfitters has a contract to deliver emergency pressure suits for a piloted suborbital vehicle being developed by XCOR Aerospace of Mojave, CA, among others and will be conducting tests on the suit in a near vacuum this summer.

The commercial space suit gloves delivered last month are direct descendants of the design that won the 2007 NASA Challenge.

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 1st Mar 2017

CMAI's Apparel Index for Q3 shows lowest growth at 1.4 pts

CMAI’s Apparel Index for the third quarter FY 2016-17 shows that the...

Courtesy: Carter

Apparel/Garments | On 1st Mar 2017

Kidswear retailer Carter’s acquires Skip Hop Holdings

US headquartered kidswear retailer Carter’s said it has acquired Skip ...

Courtesy: Lectra

Information Technology | On 1st Mar 2017

Lectra makes new strategy for fashion in Industry 4.0 era

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions, has...

Interviews View All

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search