Payload Adapters & Separation Systems

Three decades of experience

RUAG Space is the world's leading supplier of payload adapters and separation systems for commercial launch vehicles. RUAG has been developing and producing Payload Adapter Systems for more than three decades. A period during which we have accumulated vast experience, and supplied our products to an ever-growing number of satisfied users that today are market leaders.

Compatible with virtually any launcher/satellite combination

Modular adapters from RUAG Space enable fitting most satellites on the market to any launcher. RUAG Space is supplier to Ariane, Atlas, Delta, Falcon, Land Launch, Proton, Sea Launch, Soyuz and Antares launchers.

We offer a broad spectrum of Payload Adapter Systems compatible with all commercial satellite buses used in the world today. Our services include support to our customer through all program phases up to the successful separation of the satellite in orbit. The Payload Adapters are tailored to customers' needs and manufactured out of aluminum or carbon fiber composite technologies to impressive performance.

Low shock separation systems with outstanding flight record

RUAG Space separation systems keep satellites safely attached to their launchers during the tough journey to orbit and then with precision delivers the precious loads in orbit with the specified relative velocity, roll and spin.

RUAG offers standard systems and dedicated system for special applications like in-orbit separation of return-to-earth capsules. RUAG Space offers clamp-band as well as hard point separation systems. The RUAG low-shock clamp-band separation system is the industry standard for commercial payloads.

Our Payload Adapter Systems have an outstanding flight record. To date (September 2015) 565 in-orbit separations have been carried out with a success rate of 100 %! This gives launch vehicle operators and satellite builders/operators confidence when planning for future missions together with us.