Thales Alenia Space selects LDS V994 Shaker
The system is for the new satellite assembly, integration and test centre built within the scope of Turkish Ministry of Defence's Göktürk satellite project.
Brüel & Kjær will provide an LDS V994 Shaker, Head Expander and an Accelerometer Calibration System. The shaker will be equipped with a large 2.5m x 2.5m auxiliary slip table with special extra bearing positioning.
Telespazio, a Finmeccanica/Thales company, has won a tender as prime contractor, supported by Thales Alenia Space (a Thales/Finmeccanica company), from the Turkish Ministry of Defence for the Göktürk satellite system.
The agreement covers the supply of an Earth observation satellite 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. Telespazio will also provide all satellite launch and test services. As part of the mechanical testing facilities, a shaker capable of operating in 3 axes was required.
Source: Brüel & Kjær
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