Qualification Model (QM)

The Qualification Model was developed for the following purposes:

  • To qualify all sub-systems for spacecraft environment.
  • To calibrate the instrument and to check the  achievements of all specifications

The tests performed on the HEPD-QM have been:

A beam test campaign with electrons was performed at BTF facility at INFN-LNF to the end of April 2016. Functional tests were performed in clean room of INFN Rome Tor Vergata. 

The QM was shipped to China at DFH Satellite Co. on 5 September 2016. At the end of October satellite-level tests were performed (electrical interface, electrical compatibility, telecommands and telemetry, data acquisition) successfully. The QM returned to Rome on 16 november 2016.