and with a perfect flight record
The Mark II Motorized Lightband (MLB) is the original in motorized vehicle separation systems. It boasts a heritage of perfect flight under every condition imaginable. From standard sizes to highly customized configurations, the MLB easily meets the demanding needs of any mission.
100% Mission SuccessesThe Motorized Lightband’s heritage
includes 100+ separations on-orbit with
100% mission success.
Easy to useIntegrate in in less than one day.
Training is simple. Users can
reconfigure switches and connectors.
Integrated SolutionIntegrated springs, switches, and
connectors streamline mission design,
assembly, test, and flight.
Mission CriticalWith a low-height,
and low tip-off rates.
- 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 and features a dual redundant release motor. The MLB can support up to 1800lb payloads, and has been proven over hundreds of missions since its first flight in 2006.
- The Lightband is a patented, Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology. It is made with materials and methods consistent with high-reliability and NASA Class-A space flight hardware.
Standard MLB Sizes