Airbus Defence and Space

About Solar Array Drive Mechanisms

Solar Array Drive Mechanism

  • Unique heritage of more than 80 satellites equipped with Airbus Defence and Space Products SADMs (incl. Bearing and Power Transfer Assembly)
  • In total 1,400 years of successful in orbit operation

In details


Medium Power SADM

  • 9kW power transfer
  • In orbit since 2004 on 26 telecommunication platforms


High Power SADM

  • 15kW 50/100V successor for MP SADM
  • So far on 1 telecommunication platform



  • Associated Solar Array Drive Electronics