ISS-Reshetnev’s Industrial Center has a department dedicated to the design and experimental testing of various electromechanical devices that are part of all foldable systems of ISS-Reshetnev-made satellites.
Among these electromechanical devices there are:
- deployment mechanisms of foldable mechanical systems (reflectors, solar arrays, large-sized booms and masts, radiators, etc.);
- solar array drive mechanisms (which also transfer the power from solar panels to the satellite);
- antenna positioning and pointing mechanisms.
Dedicated precise mechanics production facilities available at the company help manufacture high-precision mechanisms, while there are also all the necessary experimental facilities needed to carry out the whole spectrum of test procedures, including functional, mechanical, thermal vacuum and life-cycle tests.