RUAG Space will deliver three satellite containers to Ball Aerospace
(11 March 2021 - RUAG Space) U.S. satellite builder Ball Aerospace has ordered three satellite containers from space supplier RUAG Space. The containers ensure a safe transport of the satellites to the spaceports.
The U.S. satellite builder Ball Aerospace, headquartered in Colorado, ordered three satellite containers from Swiss-based space supplier RUAG Space. The containers will be produced at the RUAG Space site in Vienna, Austria. Back in 2019 Ball Aerospace received a first container from RUAG Space and now ordered three additional pieces. RUAG Space will deliver the containers in the first quarter of 2022. The containers will protect the satellites on their way to the spaceports and are equipped with a special damping system and climate control.
A large space vehicle shipping container for Ball Aerospace, which RUAG Space delivered in 2019 (courtesy: RUAG Space)
Important step in increasing U.S. business
“This order is an important step in further increasing our U.S. business,” says Luis León de Chardel, Executive Vice President, RUAG Space ad interim. RUAG Space has delivered more than 60 customized spacecraft containers to governmental customers like ESA, NASA and to commercial customers like Ball Aerospace or Maxar. “Our containers are used for a broad range of missions, from science missions, earth observations satellites to commercial satellite constellations,” adds Oliver Schiewe, Senior Vice President Spacecraft at RUAG Space. “Satellites are highly sensitive and expensive products. Our customized containers make sure that this precious cargo as protected in the best possible way during transport.”
About RUAG Space
RUAG Space is the leading supplier to the space industry in Europe and has a growing presence in the United States. In total, RUAG Space has about 1,300 employees across six countries. RUAG Space develops and manufactures products for satellites and launch vehicles—playing a key role both in the institutional and commercial space market.