Munich | Bucharest

Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE)

In the field of MGSE HPS at both sites, in Germany and in Portugal, does have profound expertise as well as capacities for design and manufacturing of highly reliable ground support equipment facilitating handling and assembly of space structures.

The offer includes design, analysis, manufacturing, and test of MGSE for instruments, satellites and launcher sections using metals with high safety reserves; surfaces and parts are prepared by specialized partner companies of HPS. Practical examples are the integration stand for the 3-meter-solarshield/-generator of EUCLID and integration facilities for the final assembly of the satellite.


Hoisting and turning GSE



  • Subsystem and spacecraft hoisting beams and turing devices
  • Stepless turning
  • Self locking
  • High margins of safety
  • Proof testing with mass dummies
  • Cost efficient design, analysis and manufacturing via HPS Portugal
  • Reference of hoisting device for a launcher structure (almost 1 t)

Integration and Test GSE



  • Integration stands
  • Storage trolleys
  • Assembly GSE
  • Access platforms
  • Test adapter
  • Cost efficient design, analysis and manufacturing via HPS Portugal
  • Proof testing with mass dummies

Reference example:
MGSE items for EUCLID satellite