Know-How overview

Prime contractor know-how with flexibility and cost of an SME.

The team of Space Structures provides engineering and consulting services in the fields of:

Space applications are our core competence and passion. But also in other industries our service 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.

What you can expect from us...

Within our Space system engineering services, Requirements engineering helps you set your project on the right path and track 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.

Our Design engineering services uses state-of-the-art 3D CAD software suites such as CATIA® and SOLIDWORKS®. We provide 2D and 3D CAD models, including parametric design, and all levels of drawings up to manufacturing.

As part of our Structures analysis services 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 simulate all materials including composites.

Thermal control of space products is an extreme challenge. Our experience helps you find a design that works.
Thermal analysis services include 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.
Selection of appropriate thermal control items (Radiators, heatpipes, MLI, heaters, etc). Optimisation of thermal control systems.

Our Test engineering supports you for the definition of the required mechanical and thermal tests as well as their proper execution and documentation.

In need of high quality Technical Documentation? You can rely on our service to provide your project with the appropriate documentation.

If you need a custom software tool we are more than happy to find the right solution with our Software Engineering services.