Lockheed Martin
Austronotics has selected a new Low Shock Separation System from Saab
Ericsson Space for their Atlas V launch vehicle.

The low shock separation system will reduce the launcher induced
satellite shock environment several orders of magnitude, while at the
same time being capable of supporting future growth in satellite mass.
A ten-year contract has been signed between the companies covering two
types of standard separation system diameters.

Saab Ericsson Space has supported the Atlas with its standard
separation system since the commercialisation of Atlas in the late
eighties. The Saab Ericsson Space separation systems has a flight
record of more than 260 in-orbit-separations with a success rate of

Saab Ericsson Space is an independent supplier of space equipment.
The company develops and manufactures computers, antenna systems,
microwave electronics and guidance and separation systems for launch
vehicles and satellites.

The headquarters is located in Goteborg, Sweden, a division at
Saab in Linkoping, Sweden, and subsidiaries in Austria and the USA.
Saab Ericsson Space employs 660 people.

Saab Ericsson Space is jointly owned by Saab and Ericsson.

Saab is one of the world’s leading high-technology companies, with
its main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group
covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in systems

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