DCUBED's Nano Pin Puller (nD3PP) is a pin puller for small satellites, nanosatellites and other form factor systems. Applications range from triggering the release of deployable structures, such as solar arrays or antennas, to CubeSat deployers.

It is also used for satellite Hold Down and Release Mechanisms (HDRMs) that release the satellite from the launcher and in various other applications where a joint connection needs to be separated, for example when deploying a rover from a lander.

The actuator is designed and developed by keeping the needs of NewSpace customers in mind, where size, costs as well as delivery time are most critical.

DCUBED also offers a counterpart Nano Release Nut that can be viewed here;.

In addition, DCUBED is more than happy to work with customers to develop custom solutions that fit their needs. DCUBED particularly excels in scenarios where customers need to pack their space-bound system in a small form factor for launch, but then need it to be deployed into a much larger area in space.

Key features

  • Front and rear field-resettable in seconds, up to 400 times
  • Short delivery time
  • Fully redundant actuation
  • Smart SMA trigger
  • Very low shock
  • Shear load >50N
  • Body size: 17 x 17 x 17mm
  • Mass: 25grams
  • Surface-treated stainless steel
  • Temperatures: -35°C to +80°C
  • Actuation sensor
  • Customizable interfaces

Export control

The DCUBED Nano Pin Puller (nD3PP) is free of export limitation.

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Last updated: 2022-11-16

Nano Pin Puller (nD3PP)



lead time1
2 wk
17 mm
17 mm
17 mm
operating temperature
-35 to 80 C
required current
1.6A to 2A

1. depending on stock


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