Series production in smart factory
The new plant in Linköping provides an additional state-of-the-art production area of 4,600 square meters, in addition to the existing production area of 3,000 square meters. The new hall is designed for series production. "We are shortening our production lead times by 50 percent and are thus ideally equipped for industrialized large-scale production," says Holger Wentscher, responsible for the Launchers business at Beyond Gravity. "With smart manufacturing tools and sensors, we will digitize our production line to enable process transparency with real-time data, data analytics and integrated quality control to ensure a high level of performance." To address sustainability, the hall will feature solar panels. “The investment is a clear commitment of us to the Linköping production site. We have excellent employees, great know-how and a perfect infrastructure for New Space."
More than 1,100 satellites placed into orbit
Beyond Gravity's separation systems have been used to perform more than 1,100 in-orbit separations, with a 100% success rate. They are super-lightweight and feature state-of-the-art technology. Built in Linköping for 40 years, they ensure that the satellite and rocket remain securely connected during the tough journey into space, and then precisely deliver the valuable payloads into orbit. At its lower interface the dispenser structure is bolted to the launch vehicle upper stage. Each spacecraft is attached to the dispenser in separation nodes. The Beyond Gravity dispenser system provides a stiff connection in each node during launch, a safe release and an accurate separation provided by the four separation nuts and spring units.
RUAG Space is now called Beyond Gravity
RUAG Space, a division of RUAG International, started operating in the market with its new brand Beyond Gravity on March 14, 2022. The company will change its legal name on May 1, 2022. The new name and brand identity are intended to sharpen the focus externally, position the Space division succinctly in the profoundly changing markets and make the comprehensive range of services even better known to customers. Beyond Gravity, which employs around 1,600 people, is thus positioning itself even more consistently as a global player in the international space market. More information can be found on the new website www.beyondgravity.com.