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Geometric Design

P8000 Hexapod

13,800 lb

6,260 kg


188 in ø

 4,775 mm ø

Working Volume (X,Y)

71 in

 1,800 mm

Working Volume (Z)

0.003 in

75 µm


Mikrolar P8000 Hexapod


Powerful 70.9 in (1,800 mm) stroke actuators provide a large working volume and a high payload capacity while maintaining high accuracy. This system design is often used for heavy duty simulation applications. 

Climbing up to nearly 13 ft (4 m) at its maximum height, this giant among the P-Series line is Mikrolar's largest Hexapod to date. Despite its massive footprint and weight, the P8000 maintains the rigidity and repeatability of our other Hexapod models. Much like everything else about this system, the working envelope and payload capacity have both been increased greatly by using our A4800 actuators; perfect for large scale operations. 

NASA has utilized this system on multiple occasions. One includes their satellite refueling program (visit our Satellite Servicing page). It enabled them to lift a test satellite and accurately simulate a wide range of motion. The research has helped in developing their robotic arm for the refueling process. This P8000 was designed to simulate micro gravity conditions and the effects of applied forces.


Another instance applies a variation, the P8050, to simulate docking systems in space at the Johnson Space Center Six-Degree-of-Freedom Test Facility (visit our NASA JSC page).

All of our robots use the same core software; how you communicate with them is up to you. With the use of the same simple user interface as every other Mikrolar robot, you will find operating and programming this Hexapod to be both simple and straight-forward. Whether you wish to use a language you are already familiar with such as G-code, or you require a custom designed solution such as feedback from exterior measuring devices, Mikrolar can write a custom interface to suit your specific application. 


Integrating our standard software into custom control solutions or various environments is common. If it is preferred, we can help customers with their application environment or special needs.

NASA Johnson Space Center P8000 Docking Sim. 

P8000 Hexapod

# of Axes



4,908 x 5,667 mm

Height (Loading)

1,143 mm

Table Top Size

889 mm ø

Mechanical Weight

3,270 kg


Max Translation (X,Y)

4,775 mm ø

Max Heave (Z)

1,800 mm

Pitch and Roll (A,B)

± 15°

Yaw (C)

± 15°

Motion Speed

X,Y - 1,500 mm/s

Z - 300 mm/s

Continuous Force / Actuator

2,782 kg

Max Force / Actuator

6,899 kg


75 μm


± 300 μm

Ambient Temperature

0 to 45°C

Mechanical Brakes

All Axes

Power Requirements

480V, 300A

Environmental Spec


Mikrolar P8000 Hexapod with satellite mock up for refueling research at NASA
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