20150701 - Vibration test

 

On the 1st of July a vibration test was performed of parts of the Engineering Model of the satellite, including most of the payload electronics as well as the deployable boom. The engineering model was placed inside the testPOD that corresponds to the deployer (TPL) containing the satellite during launch. The test aimed to investigate the durability of the satellite when exposed to vibrations and it turned out well, although a number of issues were discovered. Now the work continues with reinforcing the parts that was affected during the test.

 TestPOD and the Engineering Model of the satellite (incomplete).


 Mounting of the TestPOD on the vibration plate.


 Satellite Engineering model inside the TestPOD.