RUAG Space 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 (Center of Gravity) 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 Spacecraft 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.).
In the below mentioned programs RUAG Space has delivered 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