Telematic Solutions works in the Vega context, on the ground fluidic system, for 10 years.
Telematic Solutions has been one of the main protagonists of the project, starting from the design and installation phases. Then, the company's presence in the project was consolidated and strengthened, until the management of maintenance and launch campaigns was obtained.
The activity of O&M consists in the management and execution of ordinary and extraordinary maintenance operations of ground fluid systems, in order to keep it in full efficiency through preventive and corrective actions for the launch campaigns.
Telematic Solutions is responsible for developing and implementing maintenance and launch campaign plans, carrying out periodic checks, proposing and making changes and improvements.
The purpose of the ground fluidic systems (gas and liquids) is to provide the launcher with all that it needs for the preparation, lift off and flight phases:
- The on-board tank must be filled with the propellant needed for the launch, a highly dangerous combination of hydrazine and N2O4, which ensures the power required for the flight phases.
The ground systems ensure the transfer of the propellant in safety conditions, keeping it in the best status of pressure and temperature.
- Solid motors, used for the lift off thrust and the first flight phases, must be kept inert during the ground preparation phase of the launcher.
The use of helium and nitrogen gas, pressurized inside the motors thanks to sophisticated gas pressurization networks, ensures the required safety function.
- The payload inside the fairing, starting from the positioning on the launcher, must be maintained at highly controlled ventilation and temperature conditions.
The ground ventilation network, a combination of fluidic systems and multiple redundant controllers, ensure that the air introduced into the fairing creates a perfect environment for the satellite, in order to position it in orbit in the best conditions of maintenance.