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November 26, 2020

SMILE PLM EGSE shipped to Airbus DS, Madrid


20th of November Rovsing received consent to ship for the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) Payload module (PLM) Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE). The SMILE PLM EGSE arrived safely at the costumer Airbus DS Madrid, yesterday 25th of November.

SMILE is a joint science mission between Chinese Academy of Sciences (providing the service and propulsion module) and European Space Agency (providing the payload). The SMILE mission aim is to increase our understanding of the connection between the dynamic interaction of the solar wind with the Earths magnetosphere.

The PLM EGSE will be used by Airbus DS for verification and validation of the SMILE Payload module (PLM) before integration with the service and propulsion module.  The PLM EGSE provides the PLM with power, heater control and monitoring of discrete signals. In addition, the PLM EGSE provides UART communication and synchronization lines for controlling and receiving data from the PLM.

The PLM EGSE also hosts a Central Checkout System (CCS) allowing the PLM EGSE to control other EGSE’s needed for payload system verification and validation.

For more information about Rovsing’s turn-key systems, EGSE product family, or other services, please contact us at or call +45 44 200 800.