Paris, France. Atos has announced the launch of its ProUST (Protection Unit for Satellite Testing) univerSAS, its light-weight, compact satellite power testing system designed to improve high-volume satellite production by increasing the speed and efficiency of testing, while maintaining the industry’s quality and safety standards. ProUST univerSAS is the first product launched following Atos’s recent acquisition of Siemens Convergence Creators (CVC), resulting in reinforced capabilities in the space market. The ProUST univerSAS is the latest addition to Atos’s integrated suite of electrical satellite testing solutions—EGSE (Electrical Ground Support Equipment)—which ensures that satellites’ systems are in optimum condition in order to work flawlessly during their entire lifespan in orbit.
The company describes the ProUST univerSAS as the most compact and power-dense satellite power testing system on the market, delivering more than 16 kW of power in just 2HU (about 10 cm). It can test numerous power configurations (solar array simulation, battery simulation, and load simulation) in one single device, whereas most other solutions on the market are only able to test one single power configuration.
New Space challenges require a new kind of equipment
This system helps manufacturers meet today’s ambitious high-volume production loads and adapt from traditional, mostly manual assembly towards a more efficient manufacturing process. Its light weight, compact size, versatility, and portability enables manufacturers to save on space and costs and improve on efficiency for faster development and testing cycles, using one single device.
Hans-Martin Steiner, CTO, Space & Avionics at Atos, said, “The introduction of ProUST univerSAS marks a new era in satellite power test system design. We are bringing together unprecedented power handling capability and versatility with assembly-line efficiency for the space industry. The system’s mobility facilitates flexible deployment in state-of- the-art production facilities around the globe, making it a natural building block of today’s and tomorrow’s satellite manufacturing installations.”