Hera Mission Industry day

Erasmus High-Bay (ESTEC Erasmus High-Bay)

Erasmus High-Bay

ESTEC Erasmus High-Bay

Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk The Netherlands
Ian Carnelli (ESA), Michael Kueppers (ESA/ESAC), Paolo Martino (European Space Agency)

Hera is ESA’s contribution to the Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA) international cooperation with NASA, targeting the deflection validation of a hazardous near-Earth asteroid. It is the planetary defence cornerstone mission, element of ESA Space Safety proposal to Space19+.

Hera will also be the first in-depth investigation of a binary asteroid (65803 Didymos) and will perform  relevant measurements for the preparation of asteroid resources utilisation.

The Hera spacecraft is designed as a small low-cost platform providing a balanced risk/innovation approach to testing cubesats in deep-space as well as advanced GNC and associated technologies for close-proximity operations.

The Industry Day is an opportunity for European industries to discuss interests and potential contributions to the mission in view of the preparation of the B2CD phase in 2019.

  • Alastair Pidgeon
  • Albert Falke
  • Alberto Donadoni
  • Aleksandra Bukała
  • Alexandre Crespo
  • Alexandre Pilat
  • Andrea Pellacani
  • Antonio Torres da Costa
  • Arnaud Bourdoux
  • Arne Matthyssen
  • Astrid Draguleanu
  • Augusto Caramagno
  • Biagio Cotugno
  • Bruno Carvalho
  • Cedric Voirin
  • Coen van Leijsen
  • Constantin Papadas
  • Cristoforo Abbattista
  • Dominik Kleszczyński
  • Eric Bertels
  • Eric CALLUT
  • Eric Markus
  • Eva Diaz
  • Ezio Alippi
  • Fabio Gerace
  • Federico Cordero
  • Felix De Wispelaere
  • Filipe Castanheira
  • Gerhard Paar
  • Gianluca Mascioli
  • Gilles Nzokira
  • Giovanni Martucci di Scarfizzi
  • Giuseppe Razzano
  • Grzegorz Gawlik
  • Guerric de Crombrugghe
  • Guillaume Pacini
  • Hannah Goldberg
  • Helena Kalenska
  • Ian Carnelli
  • Ilona Tobjasz
  • Iulian Emil Juhasz
  • Iuliia Strotska
  • Jeroen Rotteveel
  • Jian Guo
  • Jose A Carrasco
  • José Felipe González Sánchez
  • Jurriaan De Bruin
  • Karin Dienstl
  • Kieran Carroll
  • Klaus Buchheim
  • Klaus Ruzicka
  • Klaus Steinberg
  • Lars Wagner
  • Lea Peltier
  • Louise Lindblad
  • Luca Spani Molella
  • Lukas Roth
  • LVJ Boumans
  • Maneesh Verma
  • Manfred Wittig
  • Marc Fullenbaum
  • Marc Kiggen
  • Marc Scheper
  • Marco Esposito
  • Marek Simcak
  • Maria-José Lopez-Jimenez
  • Mariano Sánchez Nogales
  • Marius Barceanu
  • Matthias Maeke-Kail
  • Michael Schulte
  • Michał Mosdorf
  • Michel GRUSLIN
  • Michelle lavagna
  • Oana van der Togt
  • Ovidiu Ratiu
  • Paul PARISIS
  • Paweł Wojtkiewicz
  • Pedro Romero Fernandez
  • Peter Beck
  • Peter Bishop
  • Petr Suchanek
  • Pierluigi Foglia Manzillo
  • Piotr Osica
  • Quentin Trizac
  • Ricardo Patricio
  • Roger Patrick
  • Rohan George
  • Roland Le Goff
  • Ryuichi Dunphy
  • Salem Belmana
  • Samuel Presa
  • Simon Mills
  • Simone Simonetti
  • Stefan Siarov
  • Stephan Mayer
  • Stephan Recher
  • Stephen Gibson
  • Stijn Ilsen
  • Séverine Jacquet
  • Tiago Hormigo
  • Timo Krone
  • Tjorven Delabie
  • Ulpia Botezatu
  • Valentin Moleavin
  • Valerio Di Tana
  • Vidhya Pallichadath
  • Vincent Bath
  • Wissam Durand Mouallem
  • Wolfgang Mayer
  • Zdenek Dvorak
    • 10:00 10:05
      Welcome & logistic 5m
      Speaker: Ian Carnelli (ESA)
    • 10:05 10:10
      Welcome by Franco Ongaro 5m
      Speaker: Mr Franco Ongaro (ESA)
    • 10:10 10:25
      Overview of current Hera mission activities in GSTP 15m
      Speaker: Mr Udo Becker (ESA)
    • 10:25 10:40
      Hera mission overview 15m
      Speaker: Mr Ian Carnelli (ESA)
    • 10:40 11:00
      Hera spacecraft platform 20m
      Speaker: Paolo Martino (European Space Agency)
    • 11:00 11:20
      Hera mission payload 20m
      Speaker: Michael Kueppers (ESA/ESAC)
    • 11:20 12:00
      Phase B2CD industrial work 40m
      Speaker: Marc Scheper (OHB System - Bremen)
    • 12:00 13:00
      Industries presentations
      • 12:00
        Feasibility analysis of a Goal Oriented Autonomy Experiment on HERA 15m

        As space industry ventures into more challenging missions in deep space, the need of higher autonomy levels on-board increases. It can be claimed that European industry is more than ten years behind US (see Deep Space 1 mission) and is at the present struggling to develop high-level TRL autonomous systems, as demonstrated with the recent choice of NASA´s ASPEN system to assist the Rosetta team in the generation of activity plans.
        To pave the way, GMV is working from many years in developing the first European goal oriented autonomous controller both with ESA and EU with potential to be flown on operational missions. While the technical specification has been assessed and its implementation begins, a crucial element to ensure its future is to secure a mission to test its capabilities.
        HERA qualifies as an optimal opportunity for multiple reasons: long delay in the communications; need to promptly react to changes in a dynamic and unstructured environment; and strict limits of the mission operations, pushing to maximize the science return.

        Speaker: Mr Andrea Pellacani (GMV)
      • 12:15
        HERA Mission - Contribution from Belgium - SPACEBEL 15m

        SPACEBEL interest and potential contribution

        1. HERA Phase B1 – activities in SPACEBEL
        2. HERA Phase B2CD: SPACEBEL’s interest, potential contributions, skills and background experience
        Speaker: Mr Michel Gruslin
      • 12:30
        HERA - TAS potential contribution 15m

        Presentation of TAS products for HERA mission

        Speaker: Mr Ezio Alippi (TAS)
      • 12:45
        New technology enabling deep space cubesat missions 15m

        The 21st of May 2018 saw the successful launch of Chang'E 4s Queqiao relay satellite. On board is an instrument based on cubesat technology, representing one of the first times cubesat technology left LEO.

        ISISpace B.V. wants to leverage the heritage of this mission for future missions exploring the solar system. The ISIS build avionics stack can be re-used either as core spacecraft avionics or, as interface between a larger platform and a hosted payload.

        One of the options for such a hosted payload is a new type of deployer which can be used on future missions leaving LEO. This deployer features low mass and will enable the next phase of the cubesat revolution.

        Speaker: Mr Eric Bertels (ISIS - Innovative Solutions in Space B.V.)
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch break 1h
    • 14:00 16:00
      Industries presentations
      • 14:00
        ALTEC interests and potential contributions to HERA mission 15m

        This presentation introduces ALTEC to the audience attending to HERA industry day and provides information on potential Company's contributions and interests on the mission

        Speaker: Giovanni Martucci di Scarfizzi (ALTEC S.p.A.)
      • 14:15
        Thermally isolated micro-platform for asteroid landing 15m

        Small spacecraft, such as multiple-U CubeSats, are being considered for deep space exploratory missions with an eye on providing data of the oldest and less known objects of the Solar System and even in view of commercially viable endeavours such as asteroid mining. However, the step from the warm and safe Low Earth Orbit to Deep Space has a big impact on (especially small) spacecraft system design and is a big challenge from the point of view of the platform and the payloads. Extreme temperature, reduced solar irradiation, lack of magnetic field for attitude control and total dose effects pose several obstacles that have to be addressed, in a very reduced volume and mass envelope, for a successful mission. This talk will present EMXYS efforts for the creation of a Cubesat platform that may withstand a free-fall landing on an asteroid and specially the survival capabilities on a thermal agresive environment. A brief overview of the rest of the subsystems of the platform (i.e. system bus voltage, extracting maximum power from the solar arrays, power management, on-board computer control, power distribution, and protection) and proposed scientific use of it will also be presented.

        Speaker: Dr José A. Carrasco (EMXYS)
      • 14:30
        DEIMOS Space & HERA 15m

        DEIMOS Space is the branch of technological companies of ELECNOR Group, operating in the Aerospace Sector with a staff of nearly 500 engineers. DEIMOS specializes in the development of engineering studies and turnkey solutions in the areas of Mission Analysis, Systems Engineering, and critical software for Space and Ground Segment; in particular, and in relation with the asteroids exploration domain, the Flight System business unit has a proven track record in the space sector domains of interplanetary mission analysis and optimisation, GNC and re-entry analyses.

        Since the very beginning of its history DEIMOS has been involved in several projects related with asteroid exploration, developing the capability of dealing with the complexity of near asteroids environment both in terms of simulation and well proven mission design solutions:

        • Don Quijote: DEIMOS has designed, in cooperation with Astrium GmbH, the full mission profile for the definition of the NEO exploration experiment and has been responsible of all phase-A Mission Analysis, Asteroid Proximity Operations, GNC simulations and RSE analyses.
        • PROBA-IP: the objective of the Proba-IP mission is the in-orbit validation of technologies required to reduce the operations cost of Solar System exploration missions and to enable NEOs’ characterisation missions.
        • Marco Polo: In consortium with EADS Astrium, Deimos Space has provided with basic mission analysis support and a set of analyses related to the definition of the guidance, navigation and control activities for the mission.
        • Marco Polo-R: Deimos provided TAS-I support designing this NEO mass sample return mission. The main activities were: mission analysis support, GNC design for most of the phases, support to the design of the EDL phase
        • NEOShield: DEIMOS is supporting the kinetic impactor NEO deflection strategy, performing activities in the NEO selection for demonstration mission, mission analysis, GNC and operations. It has also proposed innovative GNC concepts for a possible orbiter.
        • MOSAIC / KABOOM: within SysNova initiative, MOSAIC has been dedicated to contactless asteroid orbit modification system by the mean of Ion beam shepherd concept, while KABOOM focused on binary asteroid orbit modification by kinetic impactor
        • SSA-SN-VII: ESA study for a roadmap of R&D in asteroid impact effects simulation tools (water and ground impact, economic and human losses effects) and GNC technologies for mitigation missions (Kinetic impactor, gravity tractor, nuclear interceptor, IBS, etc. …)
        • STARDUST: DEIMOS is part of this training and research network devoted to develop and master techniques for asteroid and space debris monitoring, removal/deflection and exploitation.

        Several tools have been developed along these years for NEO mission analysis, navigation and deflection, and are available to provide a contribution for HERA mission, i.e. in the areas of:

        1. CubeSat OPS: Mission analysis & Operations such as the demonstration of relayed-operations via “mother spacecraft” for future applications in future planetary missions, in-orbit inspection of space infrastructures…
        2. Autonomous interplanetary transfer and rendezvous: Cruise Navigation, Approach relative navigation, Station keeping during EOL IOD mission, Dust Investigations
        3. IODs: Very close-proximity, landing, scouting for future resources utilisation mission; High-risk operations for future inspections; Surface interaction - small landers
        Speakers: Simone Centuori (DEIMOS Space), Mariano Sánchez Nogales (DEIMOS Space S.L.U.)
      • 14:45
        Off The Shelf Space qualified CMOS Camera 15m

        In collaboration with CNES, 3D PLUS company in France has developped a fully space qualified 4 Mpixel CMOS camera available off the shelf. This catalogue product is suitable for applications where a simple imager is needed, as various as solar panels deployment monitoring, close and far observation, robotic navigation, cube sats release, etc.
        This camera is already planned to be embarked on multiple european and worldwide missions, such as Eye-Sat, MARS2020, LUNA-RESURS, OneWeb, etc.
        The characteristics of the camera will be presented, as well as potential use on HERA mission.

        Speaker: Wissam Durand Mouallem (3D PLUS)
      • 15:00
        3D Vision & SatCom for HERA 15m

        The HERA mission requires several communication, remote sensing and vision-based technologies in its engineering and scientific context. The JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL Institute can offer solutions in these areas in the following domains:

        • 3D mapping & sensor Fusion
        • Change detection pre/post impact, as well as dynamically during
        • Inter-Satellite communication in Q/V Band for synchronized commanding
          & data capture, and optimized data exchange
        • Vision sensor geometric calibration
        • Localization & vision-based navigation
        • Visualization and geologic mapping (in cooperation with VRVis /

        We report on existing solutions incl. mission-related heritage, and possible use patterns for HERA.

        Speaker: Gerhard Paar (JOANNEUM RESEARCH)
      • 15:15
        Argotec Company Presentation 15m

        Company profile
        Argotec is an aerospace engineering company founded in 2008 in which research, innovation, and development involve various fields: engineering, information technology, systems integration, design and production of satellite platforms, "Human Space Flight and Operation" as well as implementation of solutions in the field of renewable energy. All these activities have the same objective: realization of systems for space with potential Earth applications. In fact, according to the company’s vision, everything that is useful for space activities can have an Earth application, bringing benefits in daily life and responding to needs not yet met.
        All Argotec’s activities are focused in two main directions. The first one regards the development of microsatellites able to work in Deep Space; in this area, intense research and development activities are oriented to design compact and reliable technological solutions including using of Artificial Intelligence for autonomous operations. The second direction includes the development of technological solutions in order to improve and to support the life and the comfort of future space explorers.
        Argotec is a UNI EN 9100:2018 and UNI ISO EN 9001:2015 certified company, and compliant with the ECSS and NASA standards framework. Moreover, the company has the experience, the tools and the laboratories needed to perform all of the activities required for design, integration and testing of space systems in house (e.g. a Clean Room that guarantees cleanliness standard at an ISO 5 level, a Thermal Vacuum chamber, etc).
        Since the beginning, the company has always collaborated with the main international space agencies such as the Italian Space Agency (ASI), the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. It had promoted the development of innovative technologies which involved universities, research centres and other companies with skills and different backgrounds. This has been substantially translated into partnerships with companies coming from fields other than aerospace. It allowed the realization of innovative systems in order to obtain several patents and international awards.
        In recent years Argotec has demonstrated its excellence at a national and international level thanks to its dynamic and flexible working methods supported by a young team of professionals with an average age of 29 years. These aspects have allowed a reduction in the time for the development of company activities and the opportunity to find alternative solutions as compared to current standard processes. This has helped to increase competitiveness and to facilitate achieving the objectives in advance of projected timetable due dates.

        Products and services
        Argotec’s activities follow the “all in-house” concept that includes design & development, integration, qualification and operations services. The company is equipped with an Electronics Lab, a Thermal and Mechanical Laboratory, a Thermal Vacuum Chamber and a Clean Room that guarantees cleanliness standards according to an ISO 5 level and a Mission Control Centre connected to the NASA and ESA Ground Segment. Argotec makes available the company’s facilities to other companies as well as universities and research institutions that are interested in integration activities requiring high levels of quality and environmental monitoring.
        Argotec has the internal expertise to develop microsatellite platforms from the concept to the design, assembly, integration, testing and in-orbit operations. The Argotec platforms are designed to operate in Deep Space for Exploration Missions and as part of Telecom constellations: they are equipped with highly-reliable and rad-hard electronic components while they guarantee large room for payload allocation (2U for the 6U version and >4U for the 12U version) and an integrated propulsion system. Argotec is also working on advanced algorithms based on Artificial Intelligence to increase the capabilities of the platform during on-orbit autonomous navigation. This feature helps the satellites to handle off-nominal events by executing a series of complex tasks without the involvement of the Ground Segment.
        Argotec’s Avionics Unit designs and tests space-capable electronic systems. It operates at every level of the development process; its heritage spreads from LEO applications flown on the ISS to systems designed for deep-space. Usually both hardware and software are designed internally by our team aiming for the optimal implementation. As for the hardware side, the core products include Electrical Power Subsystems and On-Board Computers. From the software perspective, the Unit works on FPGA “Robust” IP Cores, whole On-Board Software solution and AI-based control algorithms.
        Argotec develops and supports the development of payloads for human space flight and space exploration. The company deals with the following HW and SW payload activities: design, development, assembly, integration, testing, on-orbit operations, logistic and safety support. Argotec has recently awarded a 3-year service contract (UTISS) to support the Italian Space Agency to fly payloads on-board the ISS. In the frame of this contract Argotec is in charge of supporting the management of the Italian ISS resources, interfacing the experiments Principal Investigators and Payload Developers and overseeing the safety evaluation of all Italian payloads. Furthermore, Argotec coordinates the technical team supporting the payload development and supports the payload manifesting process and qualification process leading towards a safe and efficient delivery, utilization and recovery of the payload.
        The company offers custom solutions based on passive thermal exchange for thermal management both for ground and space applications. Argotec’s heritage in the field of two-phase heat transfer devices includes the design, development and qualification of heat pipes, loop heat pipes, and pulsating heat pipes.
        Argotec’s instructors, certified by NASA and/or ESA, train the astronauts at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne.

        Speaker: Biagio Cotugno (Argotec srl)
      • 15:30
        TECNOBIT Capabilities for HERA 15m

        Brief presentation of the Company and its applicable capabilities / interest in HERA programme

      • 15:45
        Innovative Electronics - Design and Development Services 15m

        Art of Technology AG, a Swiss SME, is an independent contract developer for electronic systems with experience in industrial, medical, space and scientific projects.
        Art of Technology is certified according to ISO9001 and ISO13485.
        Successful project examples demonstrate the company capabilities.

        • Several space projects for scientific missions (Netlander, Polar, STIX) were completed. 3D-MID 4 Space is an ongoing technology project investigating new technologies for space usage, using a sun sensor and a helical antenna for demonstration. (ESA Artes 5.1)
        • Various medical products and medical Implants have been designed and
        • Industrialization projects with special requirements to
        • Harsh environmental conditions (temperature range, humidity, deep
        • Potentially explosive atmosphere (ATEX)
        • System Miniaturization
        • Ultra Low Power
        • Optical systems
        • Communication
        • Small and high production volumes
        Speaker: Mr Ruzicka Klaus (Art of Technology AG)
    • 16:00 16:30
      Coffee break 30m
    • 16:30 18:20
      Industries presentations
      • 16:30
        BD SENSORS CSRC 15m
        Speaker: Dr Marek Simcak
      • 16:45
        A multi-purpose, multi-spectral, miniaturised payload for Hera, based on the HyperScout-2 platform 15m

        We present the baseline concept of a multi-purpose, multi-spectral, miniaturised optical payload, based on the HyperScout-2 platform, for the Hera mission.

        The ideal platform for the development of a multi-purpose payload to be integrated into the Hera spacecraft has been identified in HyperScout-2, a miniaturized dual-channel imager for nanosatellites, exhibiting a hyperspectral visible – near Infrared (VNIR) and a multispectral Thermal InfraRed TIR channel. HyperScout-2 has been developed by cosine and it is being delivered for spaceflight within the FSSCat mission in Q1 2019. Its strength lies in the compact design, low power consumption, low mass and on-board processing capabilities. HyperScout-2 fits in a volume of about 2 CubeSat units [U or dm3], has a mass of 1.7 kg and has a power consumption of 11 W. Although it is conceived as a CubeSat payload, it can be installed on a large variety of platforms.

        The VNIR hyperspectral channel of HyperScout-2 is based on HyperScout®, which is currently in operation in space on board of the GOMX-4B spacecraft. HyperScout® is equipped with a 2D sensor and a filtering element for spectral separation. The On-Board Data Handling system (OBDH) is able to process in real time the acquired L0 data performing geometric corrections and orthorectification allowing the L2 data processing algorithms to analyse the data for a variety of applications. The HyperScout-2 TIR channel is equipped with a 2D micro-bolometer array and a set of bandpass filters, span over the TIR range, which allow for the retrieval of spectrally resolved data.

        The HyperScout-2 platform offers to the Hera mission a versatile dual-use payload, able to generate valuable data products and to perform space-navigation based on multi-spectral imagery. Hyperspectral imaging of the asteroid would be possible and, thanks to the advanced onboard processing capabilities, real time data processing would be enabled. Moreover, the multi-spectral thermal InfraRed channel could also be used for the retrieval of the asteroid surface thermodynamical parameters. Previous studies and experimental campaigns have also proved the possibility of performing space-navigation based on HyperScout® imagery in both spectral ranges. Specifically, in the context of the AIM studies, a laboratory demonstration of a TIR navigation camera based on the HyperScout® has been successfully carried out, demonstrating suitable imaging and noise performance for the observation of Didymos.

        As HyperScout-2 is going to be launched as part of the FSSCat mission, which employs two tandem spacecrafts experimenting inter-satellite communication, we also envisage the possibility of performing in-orbit navigation experiments. HyperScout-2 also integrates multiple processing boards, enabling machine learning and artificial intelligence applications which could be tailored for asteroid navigation and observation and, possibly, tested in-orbit within the FSSCat mission.

        Speaker: Pierluigi Foglia Manzillo (cosine measurement systems)
      • 17:00
        Ultra Wide Band for intra-spacecraft communications 10m

        Ultra Wide Band is an amendment to the 802.15.4 standard that describes an RF wireless communication technique based on very short (1 to 2 ns) impulses. While the typical application of UWB today is positioning, CDS is pioneering communications applications taking advantage of the relatively high data rates (6.8 Mbps presently) and good performance in highly reflective and constrained metallic environments such as spacecraft. Below are some of the most important characteristics of this technology. To date CDS has implemented Point-to-Point (PtP) and Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP)network topologies used for a) Spacewire link replacement (with PtP tunneling) and for b) Spacecraft Payload Network communications (with PtMP wireless sensor networking).

        Speaker: Ovidiu Ratiu (Control Data Systems SRL, Romania)
      • 17:10
        Wireless for satellite AIT operations 10m

        This application of wireless technology complements an EGSE by replacing the conventional wiring of thermocouple sensors used during the AIT phase with wireless RF links. For each satellite undergoing environmental tests, between 1,500 and 2,000 thermocouples are installed prior to test, currently by running wires. This is time consuming and at the same time presents the risk of damaging internal components of the satellite due to the intensive manual labour required to run the wires at the beginning of the test and also to remove those wires once the test has completed. It is of substantial benefit to eliminate or reduce the sensor wiring by replacing the wires with wireless connections from the sensors to the test system. In order to achieve this, sensors will be connected to RF modules that will provide a wireless connection to a gateway that will in turn connect to the outside test system either wired or wirelessly.

        Speaker: Ovidiu Ratiu (Control Data Systems SRL, Romania)
      • 17:20
        HPS Romania Company Outline & Heritage 15m

        High Performance Structures Inovatie si Dezvoltare S.R.L.” (HPS-RO) is a private Romanian company, having as sole shareholder the German company “High Performance Space Structure Systems GmbH.

        Main competences of HPS-RO are:
        ›Thermal Hardware Items (like thermal straps, bonding services, radiators, etc.)
        ›MGSE Items (integration stands, turning devices, assembly and testing)
        ›Secondary Structures (for scientific and commercial missions)
        ›Engineering and Assembly Services for space applications.
        ›Antenna Related Hardware (reflectors, RF Components,testing MGSE).

        Speakers: Mrs Asttrid Draguleanu (HPS Romania), Mr Iulian Juhasz (HPS Romania)
      • 17:35
        Spacive Company presentation 15m

        This presentation describes Spacive Sp.z o.o company competencies. it specializes in thermal and mechanical department. We are offering services of thermal control system design and thermal analysis. Our main product is MLI developed under ESA project.

        Speaker: Piotr Osica (Spacive Sp. z o.o.)
      • 17:50
        Orbital Propulsion Experience and Capabilities 15m

        Brief presentation about the Orbital Propulsion Experience and Capabilities of ArianeGroup Lampoldshausen in view of scientific missions.

        Duration: 10 minutes

        Speaker: Mr Timo Krone (ArianeGroup GmbH)
      • 18:05
        Data-driven engineering - accelerating hardware development with Valispace 15m

        The European contribution to AIDA will be the result of a successful international collaboration developing the Hera spacecraft and its instruments. To achieve this, a consortium of different international players is working together, resulting in the need for a coherent strategy to exchange the latest updated data.

        Throughout the B2CD phase of Hera, different types of data will be exchanged between designers, systems integrators and suppliers. Since data is changing often, it is essential to use appropriate software tools which ensure seamless data exchange. This results in consistent data from different stakeholders’ sides. Exchanging data in a traditional document-based way has proven to be not sustainable with the growth of large projects and often leads to inconsistencies, schedule delays and cost overruns.

        Providing a lean and data driven engineering approach, Valispace allows for end-to-end hardware development while being fully compatible with existing tools (PLM, Matlab, Python, Word, Excel, …). Using Valispace saves more than 15% of the total development costs by allowing to have a complete hardware system modelled. All relationships between system parameters are mapped out in a cost-effective, browser-based and real-time collaborative systems engineering platform. During all design phases, mission and design data can be stored in a single data storage, which can serve as both Flight Dynamics Database and Satellite Configuration and Calibration Database, among others, reducing the risk of data inconsistencies. Valispace also handles requirements which are connected automatically to the design.

        Valispace is a German/Portuguese company and its early adopters include Airbus, GomSpace, LuxSpace and DLR. This presentation addresses how the software tool tackles aforementioned challenges, how it integrates with existing tools and what the benefits of this approach are.

        Speaker: Ms Louise Lindblad (Valispace)
    • 18:20 20:00
      Networking cocktail