Rovsing has received an order from AntwerpSpace and Airbus DS to provide a 4th recurring SAW FEE (Solar Array Wing Front-End Equipment) for supporting the Orion-ESM project of NASA and ESA. This 4th system will be used in Bremen to support the integration and testing of the FM-2 European Service Module (ESM), which will take astronauts for a flyby of the moon during Exploration Mission 2 (EM-2).
Each SAW FEE EGSE system consists of two racks filled with Rovsing-built RO-5100 Solar Array Simulators (SAS), RO-1010 Second Level Protection (SLP) modules, and RO-2300 Solar Array Platforms. The SAW FEE racks emulate the 4 solar array wings of the ESM during assembly, integration and testing. Rovsing has delivered a total of 3 SAW FEE systems to Airbus Defence and Space facilities in Europe and Lockheed Martin & NASA in the USA.
Orion is NASA’s newest generation of spacecraft, that will allow to take next step in human space exploration. It is designed to send astronauts further into space than ever before, beyond the Moon, to Mars and even to asteroids. The European Service Module (ESM) is Europe’s contribution to the Orion spacecraft. It provides propulsion, power, water, oxygen and nitrogen as well as keeping the spacecraft at the right temperature and on course.
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Orion-esm fm-2. Image Credit: ESA