Caltech completes Vibration Testing of their DOLCE, MAPLE and ALBA projects to launch onboard Momentus Vigoride 5 Orbital Service Vehicle on SpaceX’s Transporter-6 Mission
High Performance VibrationTesting for Spacecrafts
Experior Laboratories first vibration tested all three systems independently before the Caltech team joined them into one system onboard Momentus Vigoride spacecraft to be tested in the launch configuration.
• Alba is an experiment dedicated to characterizing research and developmental photovoltaic (PV) devices.
• The Deployable on-Orbit ultraLight Composite Experiment (DOLCE) will demonstrate the Caltech SSPP stowage and deployment technology and characterize the deployable’s structure’s flatness and response to disturbances at a 1.7 m X 1.7 m scale
• The Microwave Array for Power Transfer LEO Experiment (MAPLE), employs Caltech’s custom CMOS radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) and flexible array technology to perform wireless power transfer (WPT) experiments.
• The three experiments are supported by the Avionics system.
Astrobotics Griffin Structural Test Model (STM)
Astrobotics Griffin Lunar Lander (STM)