Test Engineering

For the development of space products we use the following test engineering know-how:

Test planning, on-site leadership and documentation for the following tests:

  • static (parts and material samples)
  • vibration (sine and random)
  • acoustic
  • thermal-vacuum (including cycling)
  • shock
  • outgassing
  • CTE
  • CME

This typically includes the following activities:

  • Definition of appropriate sensor systems
  • Design and sizing of test adapters, test dummies and support structures
  • Procurement and coordination of test facilities
  • Development of test procedures
  • On-site test lead engineering
  • Evaluation of test data
  • Test documentation

Space Structures has successfully planned, lead and executed tests according to space standards ranging from material samples, covering individual parts and subassemblies all the way up to complete large satellites (3 ton class)!