Design for Manufacturability

Use Industry-Standard Design for Manufacturability & Assembly Techniques, Applied to Satellites
  • Adopt universal fasteners, mounting, connectors, etc.
  • Minimize assembly steps
  • Reduce manufacturing techniques used
  • Use pre-manufactured and commercial off-the-shelf components.
Modularize design and manufacturing
  • Individually separable modules
  • Assemble and test each module separately
  • Standard connections between modules enable reconfigurability and rapid assembly/disassembly
Modular/Panel Design
  • Simplifies platform implementation
  • Assembly of and quality control on each module prior to assembly
Minimize tooling
  • Adopt universal fasteners, connectors, etc.
  • Universal mounting, testing and assembly interfaces
Pre-mounted electrical harness on each module for plug-and-play assembly and disassembly