On the 6th of August the Critical Design Review (CDR) of the Electrical Power Subsystem (EPS) Special Check-Out Equipment (SCOE) in support of the PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) mission was successfully approved by Thales Alenia Space (TAS), OHB and the European Space Agency (ESA). Rovsing and TAS signed the final contract 10th of August after having collaborated on the project on a basis of a Preliminary Authorization to Proceed (PATP) since January 2020.
With the PLATO EPS SCOE, Rovsing will provide TAS-UK with a test suite of hardware and software for supporting satellite assembly, integration and verification by means of Solar Array simulation, Deployment simulation, Battery simulation and conditioning, Load simulation and Umbilical launch support. The EPS SCOE will provide the customer with a full range of ground support testing and simulation based on Rovsing key products such as the RO-5100 SAS Module, R0-1010 and RO-1100 SLP Modules, RO-2000 range MASC products as well as the Rovsing EGSE Controller SW Suite.
With the CDR approved the Rovsing team will continue with Assembly, Integration and Test of the EPS SCOE subsystems in preparation of deliveries to TAS locations in France and United Kingdom in spring and autumn 2021
PLATO is the third medium-class mission in ESA’s Cosmic Vision programme. Its objective is to find and study a large number of extrasolar planetary systems, with emphasis on the properties of terrestrial planets in the habitable zone around solar-like stars. PLATO has also been designed to investigate seismic activity in stars, enabling the precise characterisation of the planet host star, including its age.
For more information about Rovsing’s Power SCOEs, EGSE product family, or other services, please contact us at email@example.com or call +45 44 200 800.