QinetiQ Space has developed from the start mechanisms and mechanical systems that cover almost all the needs of Space Systems:
Ariane 5 satellite ejection system
The IBDM is an androgynous docking mechanism compatible with the International Docking Standard. The system introduces soft docking capability and magnetic capture.
The QinetiQ Space Hinge Mechanism is a fully redundant single-shot deployment system which combines several deployment functionalities in one light and compact solution for the deployment of solar panels, protection covers, antennas and sun shields.
It has been used on COROT and will be flown again on GökTürk in 2014.
Mirror tilting mechansims, shutter mechanisms for optical systems.
Landing legs deployment systems.