The U.S. satellite builder Ball Aerospace, headquartered in Colorado, ordered three satellite containers from Swiss-based space supplier RUAG Space. The containers will be produced at the RUAG Space site in Vienna, Austria, and they ensure a safe transport of the satellites to the spaceports. Back in 2019 Ball Aerospace received a first container from RUAG Space and now ordered three additional pieces. RUAG Space will deliver the containers in the first quarter of 2022. The containers will protect the satellites on their way to the spaceports and are equipped with a special damping system and climate control.
“This order is an important step in further increasing our U.S. business,” says Luis León de Chardel, Executive Vice President, RUAG Space ad interim. RUAG Space has delivered more than 60 customized spacecraft containers to governmental customers like ESA, NASA and to commercial customers like Ball Aerospace or Maxar. “Our containers are used for a broad range of missions, from science missions, earth observations satellites to commercial satellite constellations,” adds Oliver Schiewe, Senior Vice President Spacecraft at RUAG Space. “Satellites are highly sensitive and expensive products. Our customized containers make sure that this precious cargo as protected in the best possible way during transport.”