Space Standard Initiator
In mission-critical space and defense applications, a Space Standard Initiator provides a fast-acting, small-package energy source for converting electrical signals to a gas pressure output or high temperature flame and hot particles. We have engineered hundreds of variations of our high-quality, highly reliable Space Standard Initiators in the 103377 family. In particular, our 103377-500 meets stringent test and flight requirements while maintaining low cost and ease of availability.
For the past several decades, PSEMC has researched, designed and manufactured a line of fully reliable initiator solutions for space and defense missions — including those in the 10337 initiators family.
The 103377-500 Space Standard Initiator is a member of the 103377 initiators family. The baseline initiator of the family, 103377-3, was qualified in 1976 to MIL-I-23659, Revision C, General Design Specification for Electric Initiators.
The following year, a combination of four initiators (103377-3, 103377-5, 103377-7, and 103377-9), identical except for varying output was qualified to MIL-STD-1512, Design Requirements and Test Methods for Electrically Initiated Electro-Explosive Subsystems.
In 1990, the 103377-191 was designed to meet the envelope and functional performance requirements of the NASA Standard Initiator (NSI) and was qualified for use on the Boeing Delta launch vehicles. The success of the initiator family continued to grow as it was selected for a number of space and missile programs.
Since its original design, PSEMC has manufactured over 1,000,000 103377-family initiators, and is currently manufacturing 103377 initiators at a rate of 20,000± initiators per year.