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Highlights Capable space projects in 2020-2021

 Polar Vigilance Mission (KSF1):

Scope: design & production by Capable of EM (engineering Model) as well as FM (Flight Model) harnessing for 4 KSF1 cubesat satellites developed & produced by Isispace for Polar Vigilance Mission

Status: 1 EM-set and 5 FM-sets (4 for actual space flight, one spare & post-launch reference) delivered April 2021

KSF1 Flight Models with internal Capable FM harnessing entering TVAC test chamber during launch qualification test campaign

ADPMS3:

Scope: design & production by Capable in cooperation with exclusive partner Axon’ Cable of QM (Qualifying Model) and FM (Flight Model) harnessing for ADPMS3 space flight unit developed and produced by QinetiQ. ADPMS stands for Advanced Data & Power Management System for spacecraft in small satellite range, developed for ESA PROBA small satellite platform useable for multiple missions, thus with recurring character.

3D-CAD renderings of ADPMS3 harness design & routing

Status: QM set delivered in July 2021. First FM-set currently is in production and scheduled to be delivered February 2022 to be used in ESA PROBA-based ALTIUS small satellite mission. Multiple follow-up FM sets are foreseen in new ESA PROBA-based small satellite missions in near future.

ALTIUS:

Scope: design & production of EM (Engineering Model), and FM (Flight Model) harnessing by Capable in cooperation with exclusive partner Axon’ Cable for the RF-part of the payload of ALTIUS mission developed and produced by OIP. ALTIUS is an ESA satellite mission, with its main objective being the monitoring of the 2-D distribution and evolution of stratospheric ozone at high vertical resolution by looking in the direction of the Earth’s horizon (“limb”) from LEO (Low Earth Orbit) viewpoint by means of a satellite platform. Due to its unique, elaborate functional specifications, the payload is characterized by its extreme dimensional compactness, which puts special challenges on part of required interconnections within the payload. Special solutions for the RF interconnections had to be found by means of special “quasi-flex” hand-formable coax cable constructions to meet the stringent volume claim & routing demands.

Status: EM engineering & manufacturing had been done in 2018. FM harnessing currently is in production and scheduled to be delivered in December 2021

ALTIUS spacecraft

3DEES:

Scope: design & production of FM (Flight Model) harnessing by Capable for the payload of 3DEES mission developed and produced by QinetiQ. The 3DEES instrument is a space radiation spectrometer designed to measure energetic electron (and optionally proton) spectra within the 0.1 – 10 MeV range, intended to explore the inner belt, outer belt and border area of Earth’s Magnetosphere. 3DEES will therefore fly as part of the payload in ESA PROBA-3 mission, with it’s highly elliptical orbit of 60.530km apogee and 600km perigee to ensure full coverage of the intended exploration area

3D-CAD rendering of 3DEES payload structure with its 3 Panoramic Spectrometer sensor arrays

Status: FM harnessing currently is in production and scheduled to be delivered in January 2022