Mechanisms design and manufacture has been ongoing at Airbus Defence and Space in the UK for over 35 years, providing high performance, high reliability, low mass, active and passive mechanisms to meet the exacting demands of the space industry. The group has now been responsible for the design and manufacture of over 280 successfully launched mechanisms onboard scientific communication and test spacecraft for governments, agencies and telecommunication companies around the globe. As a result of this extensive experience. the Mechanisms Product Group has developed a range of modular products that can be readily modified to meet individual mission requirements.
The list of qualified and flight proven mechanisms includes:
Medium Power SADM
High Power SADM