operates the Test Centre of the "European Space Agency" (ESA) based in the Netherlands and is the bridge between industry and the huge capabilities of the ESA Test Centre. ETS is active in the domains of Mechanical testing, EMC testing, Thermal testing, Altitude simulation and more by using test facilities that are amongst the largest facilities in Europe such as:
- The Large Space Simulator (LSS)
- The Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF)
- The Multi-Shaker (MSH)
- The Multi-Axis Hydraulic Vibration System (HYDRA)
- The Large Electromagnetic Facility (MAXWELL)
Established in the year 2000 as a common subsidiary company of IABG mbH (Ottobrunn, Germany) and Intespace SA (Toulouse, France), ETS has become one of the major providers of testing services for the European aerospace industry. The ETS team covers the required core competences for the management and operations of the test facilities, the related infrastructures, the integration-, checkout- and storage areas as well as office accommodation for the test centre clients.
ETS works in close cooperation with ESTEC, which provides testing support as well as engineering and infrastructure resources to ETS activities. Further, IABG and Intespace personnel supports temporarily the ETS team during peak workload periods. Due to this approach ETS provides flexibility and continuous tailor-made resources to the full satisfaction of its clients.
Over the years ETS has proven its competence and experience by accomplishing tests and test related engineering activities for industries as aerospace, railway, marine and others. The large variety of facilities enables ETS to test small units up to large and complex structures. ETS is consequently expanding its activities on the commercial market and has become a well-acknowledged address for testing.