Vibration Test M2 Series MPA721-M544A
Satellites undergo a stressful journey from the launch pad until they reach their final orbit. A failure in any one of their components may result in malfunctioning of the satellite, which is expensive and will delay the program for years.
This makes it vital for all space systems – such as satellites – to undergo an intensive program of pre-launch tests.
These include the force limited vibration test (FLVT). This test, conducted at ground level, involves subjecting the satellite to all vibrations that are likely to occur during its flight from earth to orbit. If a problem arises, corrective actions can be taken.