The three development phases described here above are now completed.
All contractual Milestones have been pronounced successful and the associated documentation delivered.
7 P-DPS Flight Sets have been already delivered by EHP to Airbus DS, and three of them have been already launched successfully.
1 more P-DPS Flight Sets is currently being assembled by EHP.
The In-Orbit Tests (IOT) performed on the Atlas case Flight Set have been presented to ESA in May 2019 during the Commissioning Results Review.
The results showed no anomaly. Both P-DPS were working perfectly.
The results of the P-DPS activities after one year in orbit have been presented to ESA in June 2020 during the Final Review.
The results showed no anomaly. Both P-DPS are working perfectly.
Here are some pictures to illustrate the P-DPS life.
P-DPS Vibrations Tests
P-DPS TVAC Tests
P-DPS being assembled on satellite. ©Airbus.
Satellite being ejected from the launcher, beginning of June 2018.©SpaceX.
One P-DPS is visible on the side of the upper wall.