The 700th satellite separation was celebrated with the Swedish space minister Matilda Ernkrans today in Linköping, Sweden, where RUAG is producing its separation systems. In February RUAG Space has successfully placed over 700 satellites in space. “This is a huge achievement which highlights the outstanding capabilities we have in satellite separation,” says Peter Guggenbach, Executive Vice President of RUAG Space.
The 700 successful satellite separations are the result of a long and trusted collaboration with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) as well as an increasingly advanced position in the commercial space industry in recent years. “For us, every separation is an exciting achievement. We can offer a 100% reliability and are able to meet customer expectations in the extreme environment of space,” says Guggenbach.
The next OneWeb launch is scheduled for end of March and will consist of multiple satellites with a separation system on a dispenser manufactured by RUAG Space in Linköping. The dispenser system makes it possible to separate the satellites in a specific order in order to get exactly the right orbit.
About RUAG Space
RUAG Space is the leading supplier to the space industry in Europe, and has a growing presence in the United States. In total, RUAG Space has about 1,300 employees across six countries. RUAG Space develops and manufactures products for satellites and launch vehicles—playing a key role both in the institutional and commercial space market.
About RUAG International
RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four areas: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on aerospace, the company will consist of the two segments Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6,000 people, two thirds of whom work outside Switzerland.