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Thales Alenia Space selects LDS V994 Shaker

17th May 2011 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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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