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Satellite Mechanisms

Mission success is our sustainable quality measures, which leave a fingerprint of our engagement. RUAG precision mechanisms are highly regarded by renowned space customers throughout the world, in particular when it comes to the precise positioning and motion control within payload instrument mechatronics, solar generators, thrusters and antennas. ...

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 qualifies 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.

In latest years, RUAG was selected for the development and delivery of high sophisticated mechanisms such as Sentinel-4 Scanner, the SADM for MPCV, the Linear Actuator of the IBDM-LEMA. Proud about the achievements, RUAG Space was involved in several Filter Wheel Assemblies for ASTRO-H and METOP SG, Antenna Deployment and Pointing Assemblies on MTG, commercial applications, and in high end products used on LISA Pathfinder and EXOMARS.