RUAG SPACE GmbH
Since November 2008 RUAG Space GmbH is the Austrian branch of the international Space Equipment Supplier RUAG Space, which has been formed by merging the space activities of RUAG Aerospace in Switzerland with Saab Space in Sweden, Austrian Aerospace in Austria and in a later step also Oerlikon Space in Switzerland.
RUAG Space GmbH, being the largest space company in Austria, had started its activities in the space market in 1983 and has since then been focusing on supplying space products and related ground support equipment in the areas of electronics, mechanics and thermal hardware.
In the field of electronics RUAG Space Austria makes good use of its long experience in signal processing. Flight-electronics has been successfully supplied to a large number of European and US satellite programs. In the field of mechanical engineering, RUAG Space Austria’s product spectrum extends from Mechanical Ground Support Equipment to Mechanisms for satellites and launchers. Additionally, proven capabilities in Thermal Systems have resulted in a leading position on the space and non-space market.
A substantial number of successful contributions to European, US and Asian space missions have established the company's reputation as an acclaimed international partner. Today's product portfolio is based on the following areas of expertise:
- On-board Electronics, particularly Digital Signal Processing
- On-board Mechanisms, particularly Pointing and Deployment Mechanisms
- Thermal Hardware, particularly Multilayer Insulation
- Mechanical Ground Support Equipment, particularly Containers and Trolleys
RSA's staff presently amounts to 186 highly motivated employees. About 50% are university graduates (Master or PhD degree).
Sales in 2013 has been 35 M€.