Structural and Thermal Model (STM)

The Structural and Thermal Model (STM) was developed for the following purposes:

  • To validate the structure and mechanical design.
  • To validate the satellite thermal control design.
  • To verify the compatibility between satellite and MGSE.

The STM was developed as the Qualification Model (QM) but with sensors and electronics board replaced with dummy devices. 

 

                                        

                       STM (picture taken during vibration test at SERMS facility)                          STM assembly with electronic mock-up modules (left)