The central tubes developed by CASA are qualified for satellite platforms up to 8 Tons.
The design is based on Fiber Placement manufacturing technology. It allows a significant reduction in cost and schedule compared to other manufacturing techniques with a higher quality.
The central tube structures are used in any kind of satellites above a certain weight (1-1,5 Ton) such as Scientific, Earth Observation or telecommunication missions.
Alphabus, Eurostar 3000LX Prototype Technology Prg.
Actuator alignment electronics
Scanning DRIVE mechanism with integrated drag compensation