Know-How

Design engineering

Our know-how and experience helps designing complex parts and assemblies. For CAD design we use state-of-the-art software suites such as SOLIDWORKS®. Custom automated post-processing routines for certain CAD process steps allow efficiency and a smooth workflow.

Design engineering

  • 2D and 3D CAD model building
  • Parametric models
  • Multibody simulations (pure kinematic and dynamic)
  • Consideration of all relevant constraints and boundary conditions, e.g.
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Design to cost and/or schedule
  • Design for functionality
  • Surface treatments
  • following assembly and inspection processes
  • Design rules for structures that astronauts will interact with
  • All relevant drawings including manufacturing and assembly drawings
  • Interface Control Documents (ICD)
  • Assembly procedures
  • Data exchange with manufacturers and customers in all relevant data formats

Space Structures has successfully designed structures covering individual parts and subassemblies, especially for electro-optical equipment, optical payloads and primary structures for large satellites!