SGF's human resources draw on the experience of previous projects such as VEGA (imaging and tracking system TVS), Phobos (central data acquisition and control computer of the Lander - BUSZI), Mars-96 (Electrical Ground Support Equipments for plasma experiments EGSE), Spectr-X-Gamma (central data acquisition and control computer) astronomical satelite. These missions were managed by the Soviet than Russian Space Agency.
SGF Ltd. engineers contributed to the development of two experiments on the NASA’s Cassini mission with EGSE development for Magnetometer and CAPS experiments. The Cassini launched in 1997, the probe successfully researched Saturn, the ring system and its moons from 2004 to 2017.
The ESA's Rosetta launched in 2004, met the Churumov-Gerasimenko comet in 2014 and its Philae landing unit carried out measurements on the comet's surface. Philae's central redundant data acquisition and control computer (CDMS) was developed by SGF Ltd. engineers who also developed and marketed spaccraft interface simulators (SIS) for developers of instruments of Rosetta Orbiter and Philae. SGF Ltd. developed the EGSE for the Mars Express misszió SPICAM experiment and participated in the development of an automated calibration system for the Venus Express ASPERA-4 instrument. The software for the ExoMars mission color stereo camera (CaSSIS) was developed by the software designers of SGF Ltd. The engineers of SGF Kft. Have developed EGSE for ESA's BepiColombo SERENA and PICAM instrument, which was launched in 2018 and is scheduled to reach 2026 Mercury. We also developed a EGSE for the magnetometer (MAG) for the ESA's Solar Orbiter sprobe, which launched on 10 February 2020, and the MAG instrument has already sent measurement data.
In 2013, the Obstanovka-1 measuring system was installed on the Russian segment (Zvezda) of the International Space Station (ISS). The system containing eleven sensors were controlled by a distributed intelligence computer system. SGF Ltd. was responsible for the development of the onboard software system core (Kernel) and EGSEs. The second phase of the experiment, the development of instruments for the Obsztanovka-2, began in 2019.
Curently SGF Ltd. is developing EGSEs for J-MAG and PEP instruments of the ESA's JUICE spacecraft, which is scheduled to be launched in 2022 for exploration of Jupiter and its icy moons. The JUICE 2030 will be arrive to Jupiter and its operation is designed for three years.
SGF = Space and Ground Facilities
15 March 2020