metrology solutions for ground testing and ground-based observatories

Outer space plays an important role for life on earth. While observations of the universe with large telescopes helps us to understand the bigger picture of our past and future, also daily life depends on satellite-based communication as for e.g. weather forecasting.  

To reliably collect or transmit information over extreme distances through vacuum and atmosphere, the precision and stability of such space systems are crucial. This is especially demanding for satellites, as they face extreme conditions during launch and in space.  

Advanced metrology for extensive ground testing is crucial to prevent cost intensive system failures. attocube´s IDS3010 interferometer sensor offers long working ranges, vacuum compatibility, and can be operated at extreme temperatures. It is therefore perfectly suited for stability analysis of large structures, even during thermal-vacuum testing.

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cyber® reaction wheel

Our mother company Wittenstein offers further expertise in space applications: Their compact cyber® reaction wheel is designed for attitude control used in pico or nano satellites. Due to its cube shape with integrated electronic control it can be used in several configurations. For more information visit the WITTENSTEIN website