Décidément la Russie connaît un renouveau de ses investissements spatiaux:
TsAGI Developed Unique Facility
N.E.Zhukovsky Aero-Hydro-Dynamics Institute (TsAGI) experts
developed a unique facility to be used for measuring CoG, mass and
inertia momentum of the satellites.
This facility is the only one in the world which provides very high
precision in measuring static and dynamical parameters of the bulky
objects (mass up to 1500kg). For mass measurement, the accuracy is ±
0,1kg, for CoG- not more than ± 2mm, for inertia momentums along each
axis- not more than ± 2%.
For the measurements, the satellite is accomodated on a special
adjusted flowing platform. The facility is also equipped by IVK M2
computer system and Potock application SW.
The data obtained with the help of this facility will help optimizing satellite mission control process.
[source: Site de Roscosmos]