December 10, 2014




Satelite ARSAT 1

ARSAT-1 is a geostationary communications satellite. Was launched into orbit on October 16, 2014 from French Guiana. ARSAT-1 is the first geostationary satellite built in Latin America. Weighs three tons and was designed to have a useful life in orbit of 15 years. It will offer a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services mainly across South America including direct broadcast TV in the ISDB-S standard.

Our mechanical engineering team worked on the structural analysis and verification according to EASA and NASA regulations.

VDS’s team worked on the following:

  • CAD Design of critical components (Panels, Phyrovalves, Nozzles, Propellant Tanks).
  • Thermal Shield Insulation.
  • Structural Analysis of Tubing Systems.
  • Sine Sweep Testings.
  • FEM Validation and Verification of model according to test measurements.
  • Analysis and Design of Propulsion Systems
  • PFM Testing (Protoflight Model)
  • STM (Structural Testing Model)
  • Notching Criteria
  • Random Analysis
  • Quasi-static Analysis based on Launch Loads
  • Frequency Response Analysis

VDS has colaborated in other projects and continues to assist our client in other important satellite and radar projects such as CUBESAT; SAOCOM; ARSAT-2 and ARSAT-3 Satellites and RMA (Meteorological Radar), MET-V Surveillance Radar and MTPS Radar for Military and Commercial Operations.

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