OHB, a new partner customer for Intespace

OHB is currently developing the Prisma satellite, tasked with an Earth observation mission run by the Italian space agency ASI. The satellite structural tests have just been completed at Intespace.

Although the reputation of the Intespace test centre preceded their meeting, it was on the occasion of a professional trade show in Italy that initial contacts were made and then officialised between OHB and
Intespace. Gianni Babini of the Prisma programme is today fully satisfied with this initial experience: “When we look at the results of this collaboration, several points attract our attention. First of all, Intespace was extremely responsive in its commercial approach, which enabled us to rapidly reach an agreement on the conditions of our collaboration. We also appreciated the flexibility of Intespace, which was capable of modifying the test resources throughout the campaign. Intespace was also able to adapt to our more specific needs, such as supply of the marman test clamps similar to those used in flight. There was also the availability of dedicated and suitable trolleys and MGSE for integration and transport phases with I/F vs marman clamp”.

A true partner for the Prisma project

Intespace is just as satisfied, because the company was able to show its new customer the effectiveness of its project assistance methodology. This is manifested by the ability to solve all difficulties, whether integration or technical problems. OHB also appreciated the comprehensive nature of the service, which takes in the engineering of the tests and the output and interpretation of the results. “Thanks to the DynaWorks® software, we were able to monitor the test results in real-time”, explains Mr Gianni Babini.
Before leaving the test centre, Mr Gianni Babini made one final suggestion: continue research into testing methodology, more specifically the impact tests performed with a nail gun.

Certainly an idea worth testing.

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