Aeronautics & Space
Ariane and Socitec
Socitec was involved in packing Ariane 5’s cyrogenic main stage into containers.
The objective was to produce conprehensive modelling, including the elasticity of the stage, container and suspension, while introducing dynamic efforts such as the passage of obstacles (ledge) and the road profiles.
We are currently closely involved in the Ariane 6 launcher, working on similar projects to design GSE shock and vibration decoupling.
Protection of aeronautical equipment starts on the ground. Any shocks occurring during handling can damage equipment systems. Socitec produced a damping system for the trolley used to transport the engine of the A380 made by Rolls-Royce The integration of cable-wired isolators ensured that this very fragile and costly equipment could be securely transported.
Exomars is a two-part astrobiology project. The objective is the study of the atmosphere of the planet Mars. The goal of the first part was to send a satellite into orbit of the planet Mars.
Socitec participated in the transport of the equipment of this satellite, providing the necessary damping to protect the material against shocks.