Separation systems for small satellites
The separation system is intended to fasten a microsatellite to the launch vehicle, to separate it and then to move it away
The separation system is intended to fasten a microsatellite (≤ 100 kg) to the launch vehicle, to separate it and then to move it away (Vz ≈ 1 to 3 m/s).
The separation system uses an hermetic expansible tube, four to ten springs move the satellite away.
Initiation is realised through two 1DPWH30 type detonators.
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5SSASAP5S separation system’s main characteristics:
|Weight:||3.5 to 4.2 kg according to the configuration|
|Dimensions:||external diameter: 348 mm – height: 91 mm|
|Interface with the satellite:||12 M6 screws over a 298 mm diameter|
|Functioning time:||<< 2 ms|
|Leakage rate:||< 10-6 atm.cm3/s|
|Operating temperatures:||-90°C < T < +100°C|