Reusable container for three NASA missions
Since 2022 this container enables ground handling of satellites on Earth for up to three NASA missions, including the deep space mission Europa Clipper, the Psyche asteroid mission and the NISAR earth observation mission from NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO. The transport container protects the precious satellites during their travel from the production facility to the spaceport and is equipped with a special damping system and climate control. “Satellites are highly sensitive and expensive products. Our customized containers make sure that this precious cargo is protected in the best possible way during transport,” says Andreas Derntl, Director Sales Thermal & Mechanisms at Beyond Gravity. “To receive an order directly from NASA is a great acknowledgement of our expertise”, he adds. Containers from Beyond Gravity ordered by satellite manufacturers have already been used for various NASA missions.