Robotics Equipment

Robot room 1

We have two robotic arms, one mounted on rails, that allow users to test out their close proximity operations and in-orbit servicing and manufacturing technologies. The robots simulate a micro-gravity environment allowing users to validate their technologies prior to launch. Technologies that could be validated on the system include guidance sensors & software, docking mechanisms and servicing robots.

The equipment includes:

  • 1x Floor mounted 150kg payload/2.5m reach
  • 1x Track mounted 150kg payload/2.5m reach
  • Track ~20m servo driven
  • Collaborative robot (10kg) & end effector

With tracking systems and advanced motion control, the system can achieve high levels of accuracy and repeatability allowing representative mission testing to be carried out.