...for mechanical vibration and shock testing of satellites. Built within the scope of Republic of Kazakhstan SBIK satellite project, the system is for the new satellite Assembly, Integration and Test Complex (AITC). Brüel & Kjær will provide a Head Expander and LDS V994 Shaker, which will be equipped with a large auxiliary slip table—and a special, extra bearing positioning. As part of the mechanical testing facilities, a shaker capable of operating in three axes was required.
ASTRIUM—an EADS company—has been selected as prime contractor from KGS (the JSC National Company “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary” reporting to the national space agency of Republic of Kazakhstan) for the SBIK satellite system. The agreement covers the supply of Earth observation satellites equipped with a high-resolution optical sensor, an Assembly, Integration and Test Centre—and the entire ground segment of the system, which will carry out in-orbit operation, data acquisition and processing. ASTRIUM will also provide all satellite launch and test services.