Know-How on prime contractor level
but with high flexibility and attractive cost structure of an SME.

The special Know-How of Space Structures covers the domains:

  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Precision Assembly
  • Space System Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Structures Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Test Engineering

Space applications are our core competence and passion. But also in other industries our know-how and experience can make the difference - speak to us!
We also support you in the frame of non-routine tasks and in shortage of covering human resources in the form of engineering service.


What you can expect from us...

Project Management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve all project goals within the given constraints. Time and budget ressources are allocated and tracked via schedule and cost control. The work is broken down in clearly defined work packages which are embedded in an overall project plan. Our project managers use these tools to guarantee our projects comply to the customer's requirements.

We operate a EN 9100 certified Quality Management system to ensure flawless delivery of documentation and hardware to our customers. Especially high quality Technical Documentation makes all the difference.

Precision Assembly is a key skill to manufacture high performance structures.

Space System Engineering is the technical basis for any space project. Requirements engineering sets the project on the right path and tracks the proper implementation along the way. Fracture Control engineering ensures the structural integrity over the complete lifetime. Reliability engineering is essential to guarantee the final customer a working system. We are also experienced to provide the Launcher interface engineering, in particular regarding CLA and mechanical/thermal launcher compatibility topics.

State-of-the-art 3D CAD software suites such as SOLIDWORKS® are the tools that help implement our Design Engineering Know-How. We create 2D and 3D CAD models, including parametric design, and all levels of drawings up to manufacturing. Design for manufacturing, design to cost, consideration of surface treatments and assembly processes is a matter of course for our engineers.

For Structures Analysis we use the Finite Element Method (FEM) to describe the behaviour of a structure from early conceptual phases up to the final sizing in addition to analytical methods and classical hand calculation. Many years of experience with FEM range from linear static to complex dynamic analyses. Space Structures uses NASTRAN, ANSYS® and ABAQUS® for state-of-the-art solver technology together with HyperWorks or Femap as pre- and post-processing tool.
Other methods include vibro-acoustic analysis, fatigue & fracture mechanics. We know how to simulate all materials including composites.

Thermal control of space products is an extreme challenge. Our experience helps to find a thermal design that works.
Thermal Analysis includes thermal modelling (GMM/TMM) & analysis (with ESATAN-TMS®, THERMICA® or other state-of-the-art software), steady state and transient, reduced models, all possible orbits and spacecraft configurations.
The analysis output will be used for selection of appropriate thermal control items (Radiators, heatpipes, MLI, heaters, etc) and optimisation of the thermal control system.

Our Test Engineering supports the definition of the required mechanical and thermal tests as well as their proper execution and documentation. A small mistake during testing can jeopardize a whole mission. We make sure that does not happen.