Airbus Defence and Space

COMPONENTS, ENGINEERING TOOLS AND SERVICES

Harness for satellite systems and instruments

In the role of the prime-contractor function of AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE to design and integrate satellite systems and instruments a profound expertise in harness engineering,-design and -production has been developed in the past. Harness systems are in all cases system-tailored products. In the following an example is given to underline our expertise in this field and the complexity of harness systems.

Features / technical details

  • Number of connected electronic equipments: 52
  • Number of connectors on equipments connected: 984
  • Number of wire connections installed: 29.200
  • Total wire length installed: 36,2 km

Applications

  • Satellite systems
  • Satellite-payloads and -instruments
  • Launchers
  • Space Station systems and -facilities

Reference customers

This system harness has been designed, produced and qualified for the Payload Equipment Bay of the European ENVISAT program. Harness systems of similar complexity have been designed and produced in the past for other national and European satellites, such as ISEE, ULYSSES, CLUSTER, XMM, and METOP.

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