20150710 - Fit Check with the Deployer


On the 10th of July a fit check test was conducted at KTH with the TPL (Tripple Picosatellite Launcher). The mass dummy, the fit check model and the engineering and qualification model (EQM) of the satellite was inserted in the TPL to verify the correct size of them and their rails. The mass dummy is a model which represents the satellite mass and inertia properties for payload balancing etc. The fit check went smoothly without any major problems, although a few modifications on the EQM will be needed to meet the tight tolerances of the satellite fitting inside the deployer.

 The mass dummy is inserted into the TPL.

 Mass dummy, fit check model and engineering model of the satellite.