The development of structures and mechanisms for spacecraft and their components has already been fully undertaken by the MTS department for many projects. The department has a wealth of expertise in a variety of fields for such tasks. The design of structures and mechanisms is carried out starting with constructions designed with CAD software and numerical analyses using FEM followed by hardware that has been qualified in departmental facilities for tests in space environment.
With expertise in consultation, design and calculations, a basis for a reliable and lightweight design can be established during the O/A phases. The department also regularly takes responsibility in the subsequent stages of a project for the implementation and qualification of mechanisms and structures. In addition to mechanisms developed by the department for special applications, commercial mechanisms are also used.
Some of the projects the department has been involved in are: