Also included in the Integrated Technology Centre are facilities for thermal, vacuum, and vibration tests, along with chambers for the verification of electromagnetic compatibility between satellites and their systems.
One of the Integrated Technology Centre’s features is its sophisticated, high-tech ventilation system, which contributes to the highly clean working environment required for spacecraft and their sensitive instruments. Unique in Europe, the ventilation process decreases operating costs by up to 70% compared to conventional technology.
The new centre continues Friedrichshafen’s heritage of satellite development for Airbus, which has included assembly of the Ulysses solar probe, the Rosetta comet hunter and the BepiColombo mission to planet Mercury.
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