Structural Model delivered to Aerospacelab

Sparkwing team with the structural solar panel model that was delivered to Aerospacelab

Structural Model delivered to Aerospacelab

23 nov 2021
First Sparkwing structural model with laser-cut dummy cells delivered to Aerospacelab.

In March this year, Aerospacelab, a Belgian space company, selected the single-deployable 1070x570mm wing configuration from the Sparkwing catalogue.

In October this year, we sent over a structural model for early system level testing. This is a first for us! The structural model with laser-cut dummy cells will enable spacecraft testing without impacting flight hardware. Further, it allows for integration and handling practise at our customer's side. 

Next, a set of two wings for the first flight model that include the substrates with photovoltaic assemblies (PVA), hold-down and release systems and deployment mechanisms will be delivered.

Sparkwing structural model with laser-cut dummy cells