Satellite Mechanisms

RUAG Space is one of the major space mechanism suppliers worldwide. Precision mechanisms have been a speciality of RUAG Space since the early days of space technology. RUAG Space is the top ranked European supplier of Solar Array Drive Assemblies (SADA).

RUAG Space is specialised particularly in the field of pointing, deployment, high performance separation, payload mechanisms and robotics. RUAG Space qualify as the only European supplier offering a full range of SADM from the micro satellite class up to the largest telecom & Earth observation satellites, Thruster Orientation Mechanisms for electrical propulsion and actuators.

The primary deployment mechanism of the solar array for the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation system of the Huygens Probe from the Cassini Spacecraft, the electrical propulsion pointing mechanism for SMART-1 and Artemis, the scan mechanism for the IASI Instrument and the SADM on METOP are examples of our expertise in this area.