Leading the Charge in New Space Manufacturing
Spacecraft technology is experiencing a revolution in manufacturing. The epoch of hand-built satellites is over. Constellation operators are building multiple satellites daily on assembly lines. Launchers are placing hundreds of serialized spacecraft in orbit. The satellite component supply chain must be re-invented to keep up with this new demand. Production capacity must increase, costs must be reduced, but reliability must remain supreme. Orbion is leading this charge.
Orbion implements just the right mix of robotic automation and human-touch throughout the manufacturing process—from piece-part integration, to full system acceptance testing. The primary benefit of this process is increased reliability for missions. Each Orbion unit is built, handled, and tested the exact same way. The secondary benefits of this process are reduced cost and increased production capacity.
Whether your application needs 1 thruster or 1,000 thrusters, you can be assured that each Orbion product was built to the highest quality standards.
At Orbion, we believe anything less than full acceptance testing of each unit is a risk customers should not have to carry. Quality assurance and quality control are of utmost importance to us. Period. When you receive your Orbion products, you can rest assured each serial number was subjected to rigorous component- and system-level acceptance testing, including:
Acceptance testing of each and every unit we manufacture includes:
- Electrical functional tests
- Electronic burn-in
- Dimensional & visual inspection
- Flow & leak tests
- Vibration testing
- Thermal-vacuum cycling
- In-vacuum performance testing across full throttle range
- Exhaust plume diagnostics
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