Hispasat AG-1’s Europe antenna reflector ready for testing on the 640kN QUAD multishaker
Hispasat-AG1’s Europe antenna reflector ready for testing on the 640kN QUAD multishaker for vibration tests at ESA’s Test Centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
The QUAD multishaker is the most powerful electrodynamic shaker at the test centre. A magnesium alloy head expander connected to the four shakers creates a 3.3m x 3.3m interface for payload installation. It tests payloads in a vertical direction thanks to a thrust of 640kN generated by four single 160kN shakers.
European Test Services operates ESA'S ESTEC Test Centre.
Photo credit: A. le Floc'h/ESA
Last Update: 13 Apr 2012