The hold down mechanism consists of the interface structure (cup-cone connection), the separation bolt, the separation nut with pyro igniters and a bolt catcher. The system can be adapted to a variety of interface loads by pre-load adjustment and to mechanical interfaces according to the application.
|Max load (typical)||1600||N|
Hold Down and Release Mechanism for instrument assemblies in addition to pointing or deployment mechanism
28 successfully released in orbit (Locstar, Amos, Intelsat, Amazonas, Express AM1)