Integration of X-band SSPA in SpaceForest’s cleanroom

We are integrating an X-band SSPA amplifier whose target application will be downstream data transmitters such as constellations of Earth observation satellites. The device is an engineering model that is expected to reach TRL 7 (Technology Readiness Level), signifying the successful completion of qualification tests under target operating conditions.

This task is being carried out as part of the ESA – European Space Agency “Highly Integrated X-band SSPA” project in cooperation with Tesat Spacecom.

Two SpaceForest engineers dressed in protective suits, working in the cleanroom on the SSPA device.
SpaceForest engineers working in our cleanroom (a room with minimized contamination), dressed in characteristic protective suits, the so-called “bunny suits.” 🐇