CAD Design

Custom automated post-processing routines for certain CAD process steps allow efficiency and a smooth workflow.

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

Our offer includes:


2D and 3D CAD model building


Parametric models


Multibody simulations (pure kinematic and dynamic)


Consideration of all relevant constraints & boundary conditions

  • Design for manufacturing - also for additive manufacturing methods
  • 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

Standards and processes followed:

ECSS-E-ST-30 standards series
ECSS-E-HB-32 handbook series
NASA-STD-5000 standards series
ECSS-Q-ST-70C standard

The tools that we use:

Dassault Systèmes Solidworks®

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Structure Engineering

Lightweight structures for space applications with their complex details often require more than a standard analysis. This is where our special structural engineering know-how comes in.

Test Engineering

What is the most severe environment for a spacecraft? The tests! Because of additional margins to ensure the flight environments are covered.

Fatigue & Fracture Control

Our team has extensive expertise in providing fatigue and fracture control for a wide variety of projects ranging from small satellites, pressurised life support systems on the ISS to secondary structures of the Orion European service module.

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Space Structures GmbH

Engineered in Germany.
Made in Europe.
Delivered worldwide.

Quality Management System

Space Structures GmbH

Fanny-Zobel-Str. 11

12435 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 814549 700

Fax: +49 30 814549 799



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