RUAG Space in Sweden has signed a long term agreement with GK Launch Services. Ruag's expertise in payload adapters and the critical separation systems will be used on the Soyuz-2 family of launchers.
The new purchase agreement between GK Launch Services, an operator of Soyuz-2 commercial launches and RUAG Space a leading independent space product supplier, was signed on March 11. This long-term contract is for multiple launches using a RUAG Space separation system and payload adapter. The products are produced in the RUAG Space facility in Linköping, Sweden.
Separation systems from RUAG ensure that satellite and rocket remain securely attached to one another during the tough journey into space, and then deliver the valuable payloads into orbit with precision. Peter Guggenbach, Executive Vice President of RUAG Space said that around 700 separations have been carried out in orbit using RUAG systems, with a 100 percent success rate . With this contract they further deepen their existing partnership with GK Launch Services and Soyuz.