Atos’ testing solutions instrumental in cutting-edge project
Paris, February 17, 2020
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announces that it has supported OneWeb and its mega-constellation program in the successful launch of 34 satellites which was conducted on February 6 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Atos contributed to this success by providing to OneWeb Satellites the testing equipment with revolutionary technologies that have drastically reduced the environmental footprint of the process – and received an award from OneWeb Satellites for the Payload Test Systems (PTS) and Tele Command Ranging (TCR) solutions.
This key ‘OneWeb mega-constellation’ project, led by OneWeb Satellites and supported by Atos, involves sending into orbit, over a period of time, more than 650 satellites which will provide affordable high-speed Internet access across the globe. The first six satellites were launched in February 2019.
“We are proud to support such an ambitious program with our testing solutions; we ensure all OneWeb Satellites are rigorously tested in the most efficient and effective way. Together with OneWeb Satellites, we make the mass-production of satellites real.” said Bruno Milard, VP, Head of Business Unit Aerospace & Defense Electronics at Atos. “Atos is delighted to help define the leading edge of satellite manufacturing technology.”
Thanks to its advanced solutions, Atos was named “Best Ground Support Equipment (GSE) supplier” by OneWeb Satellites in recognition of its technical and commercial capabilities and the quality of its solutions and customer support. The award was presented at the OneWeb Satellites Global Partnership Summit 2020.
Atos’ ProUST univerSAS suite is composed of Power and RF special check-out equipment (SCOE) for electrical ground support equipment (EGSE) which enables satellites to be tested prior to launch – to prevent or fix any issues and make sure requirements are met, thus reducing the strategic and financial impact of faulty components.
Based on a breakthrough full-digital design, ProUST univerSAS improves work quality and optimizes the power and energy density of satellite power testing. This illustrates Atos’ commitment towards an energy-conscious future and paves the way for future environmental-friendly developments. The solution was developed by Atos in Austria with Austrian national co-funding via the European Space Agency (ESA).