Thermal Engineering

We simulate precisely all effects in space, including the detailed orbit simulation also outside of Earth orbits.

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) and analysis, steady state and transient, reduced models, all possible orbits and spacecraft configurations.

Consideration of all relevant boundary conditions (radiative, conductive). Consideration of thermo-optical properties (BOL, EOL). Steady state and transient heat flow analysis. Implementation of Radiators and Heatpipes as well as Single- or Multi-Layer-Insulation (SLI/MLI). We will also select and simulate thermal interface filler or surface coatings (OSR, black/white paint, etc.) as needed.

Standards and processes followed:

ECSS-E-ST-31C standard
ECSS-Q-ST-70-04C standard
ECSS-E-10-03A standard
NASA-STD-5000 standards series

Discover other services:

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.

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Space Structures GmbH

Fanny-Zobel-Str. 11

12435 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 814549 700

Fax: +49 30 814549 799



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