Space system engineering

For the development of space products the following system engineering know-how is a key factor for successful project implementation:

Requirements engineering

  • Specification writing, interpretation and understanding
  • Compliance and verification tracking
  • Definition of specifications for subcontractors
  • Subcontractor Management on technical level

Fracture Control engineering

  • Fracture Control Plans
  • Potential Fracture Crtitical Items (PFCIL)
  • Selection of most suitable verification methods
  • Relevant fatigue and crack growth analyses (ESAFATIG, ESACRACK, NASGRO)

Reliability engineering

  • Development of methods for Reliability Assessments and Analyses
  • Structural Reliability Analyses

Interface to Launch Service Operators

  • Modeling, customer support and interpretation of Coupled Loads Analyses (CLA)
  • Notching approval for vibration loads
  • Assurance of Launcher Compatibility

Mission analysis and orbit simulation (STK, GMAT)

  • Orbit design and analysis, formation configuration, constellations and other space missions
  • Trajectory analysis and optimization, chemical and electric propulsion
  • Launch window analysis
  • Coverage analysis for Earth observation satellites and payloads
  • Visibility analysis for all types of satellites and ground stations nets
  • Communications link performance analysis, including optical links and inter-satellite links
  • On-board instrument orientation analysis