RUAG Space (RSA) has designed and manufactured Lifting Devices for a multitude of applications ranging from lifting/handling of small instruments to very large spacecraft. They are used for hoisting/handling during all stages of integration and testing up to launch.
Lifting Devices come either with fixed hoisting axis or are convertible between horizontal and vertical configuration. Features such as remote control for lifting and/or COG adjustment are selectable by the customer.
Handling Devices, Adapters, Panel Integration Devices
System MGSE includes all MGSE items needed during spacecraft (S/C) Assembly, Integration and Test activities (AIT).
In the course of delivering System MGSE, RUAG Space has designed and delivered a wide variety of S/C Adapters, Integration Stands, Handling and Integration Devices (e.g. optical alignment tooling), Special Test Stands (e.g. TV or Magnetic Test Stands) and Panel Handling Equipment (e.g. Panel Hoisting devices, Panel Integration Trolleys etc.).
Test & Handling Clampbands
Test and Handling Clamp Bands are used to fix Satellite Service Modules or fully integrated Spacecraft at their launcher I/F to the relevant Adapters or other Interfaces during handling and test activities.
RUAG Space provides such ground support Clampbands compatible with the ARIANE V standard Adapter Interfaces according to A5 users manual with following dimensions:
- 2624 e.g. for Meteosat 2nd Generation (MSG) Trolley are:
In the below mentioned programs RUAG Space has dellivered or is developing System MGSE including also the above type of equipment:
- ARABSAT II
- ARIANE V
- ENVISAT MIPAS INSTRUMENT
- ERS 1&2
- GALILEO GIOVE-B
- GALILEO IOV
- HERSCHEL PLANCK
- METOP PLM & SVM
- MSG SATELLITE
- MSG SEVIRI INSTRUMENT