April 17, 2024

Europe’s robotic arm to be launched into space on board OneSat Airbus satellites

One European manufacturer has made a robotic arm after passing its quality review to be launched into space on the OneSat range of satellites.

The robotic deployment and pointing system enables the satellite’s plasma thrusters to be positioned far away from the satellite’s body, optimizing the use of the xenon fuel.

The approval of the system means that OneSat is now fully operational by European technology. The robotic arm was designed by Airbus in France and qualified by manufacturer Euro Heat Pipes in Belgium.