Highly effective actuator manager for Eurostar E3000 telecommunications satellite
The Actuator Drive Electronics (ADE) is the fourth generation of this unit and was developed by Airbus Defence and Space for the Eurostar E3000 telecommunications satellites.
It interfaces with the spacecraft’s central computer through the popular MIL STD 1553 system bus and drives most of the satellite actuators, platform relays and telemetry channels.
The major functions of the ADE are:
This fourth-generation ADE benefits from experience gained on previous developments. The mechanical design is based on a modular concept of six different boards and most electronics components are surface-mounted, providing a high functional density.
Two ADE-4 units are mounted on each Eurostar E3000 communications spacecraft.
Intelsat, Inmarsat, Eutelsat, Astra, Hispasat, CNES