Space System Engineering

Prime contractor level system know-how at cost & flexibility of an SME.

Designing and/or manufacturing a structure for space applications without the know-how about how it is going to be used, what the requirements and their priorities are is a dangerous road to follow. Not with Space Structures! We are involved on full system level every day and can bring this expertise also in your project! First of all it has to work, next is design to value. Maximizing the value for our customers is at the core of our activities, the perfect balance between performance, cost and lead time is our goal in every activity.

Our expertise includes:


Requirements engineering

  • Specification writing, interpretation and understanding
  • Compliance and verification tracking
  • Definition of specifications for subcontractors
  • Subcontractor Management on technical level

Fracture Control engineering

  • Fracture Control Plans
  • Potential Fracture Critical Items (PFCIL)
  • Selection of most suitable verification methods
  • Relevant fatigue and crack growth analyses (ESAFATIG, ESACRACK, NASGRO)

Reliability engineering

  • Development of methods for Reliability Assessments and Analyses
  • Structural Reliability Analyses

Interface to Launch Service Operators

  • Modeling, customer support and interpretation of Coupled Loads Analyses (CLA)
  • Notching approval for vibration loads
  • Assurance of Launcher Compatibility

Standards and processes followed:

ECSS-E-ST-10 standards series
ECSS-E-HB-32 handbook series
NASA handbooks

Discover other services:

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.

CAD Design

Our extensive design know-how and experience helps designing complex parts and assemblies for extreme applications.

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.

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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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