Bruel & Kjaer UK Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

ASTRIUM choose LDS V994 shaker for satellite testing

Brüel & Kjær is to provide ASTRIUM with an LDS vibration shaker system for mechanical vibration and shock testing of satellites.

Built within the scope of Republic of Kazakhstan SBIK satellite project, the system is for the new satellite Assembly, Integration and Test Complex (AITC).

Brüel & Kjær will provide a Head Expander and LDS V994 Shaker, which will be equipped with a large auxiliary slip table - and a special, extra bearing positioning.

As part of the mechanical testing facilities, a shaker capable of operating in 3 axes was required.

ASTRIUM - an EADS company - has been selected as prime contractor from KGS (the JSC National Company “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary” reporting to the national space agency of Republic of Kazakhstan) for the SBIK satellite system.

The agreement covers the supply of Earth observation satellites equipped with a high-resolution optical sensor, an Assembly, Integration and Test Centre - and the entire ground segment of the system, which will carry out in-orbit operation, data acquisition and processing. ASTRIUM will also provide all satellite launch and test services.

About Bruel & Kjaer
Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration solutions for use in a wide range of applications including environmental noise measurements, building acoustics, vibration measurements and quality control for use in the automotive, aerospace and consumer industries, as well as by local authorities. Today Brüel & Kjær has 900 employees and sales offices in 55 countries. Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc. ( Spectris has annual sales of approximately £656m and employs around 6000 people worldwide in its 15 business units.
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Bruel & Kjaer UK Ltd.
Jarman Way, Royston, Herts. SG8 5BQ. UK
Tel: +44(0) 1763 255 780
Fax: +44(0) 1763 255 789

March 2012

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