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Spearhead of Technology

What we stand for

Spearhead of Technology

Space provides the greatest technological challenges on our planet, as orbited technologies, once in space, must function a 100%, to earn the trust of billions of users. This applies to any purpose of space infrastructure from meteorology to telecommunications, from earth observation to navigation:

  • be it a satellite finding its way to an exactly defined final position at 36,000 kilometers altitude

  • functioning as intended from that position for at least 15 fully operational years
  • be it a spacecraft putting a lander on a comet at a distance of half a billion kilometers from earth
  • or in the case of a space station that has to guarantee the survival of its crew:

Every technical detail in space technology is pure intelligence transformed into hardware.

Intelligence which performs flawlessly in space is the precondition for superior capabilities on earth. Capabilities which are considered decisive from a military or from a civil and economic perspective, depending on the prevailing zeitgeist and situation, but always from a political perspective. Therefore, it is logical that from the beginning of the space age in the last century up to the present day, space technologies have been valued and promoted by politics of all countries as the ultimate indicator for technological maturity and ”non-dependency“ (ESA formula) of their respective economies.

Meanwhile, 40 out of the total of almost 4 million SMEs in Germany are fully qualified for development, production and service tasks in the space industry and joined the space SME working group AKRK*, initiated by the German space agency DLR. Their portfolio covers about 80 percent of all capabilities required before system integration at the highest quality level – capabilities required to realize space technologies and projects in the first place: some specialize in equipment such as software, mechanics and electronics, others in complete subsystems, and a few even in small satellites. As independent players, they are unencumbered by any other priorities other than uncompromising quality and hundred percent loyalty to their customers.

Therefore, telling the story of a long history of national and international mission successes would simply not be complete without mentioning roles and responsibilities of the German space SMEs in AKRK*.

AKRK, the working group of space SMEs (“Arbeitskreis Raumfahrt-KMU”), is the organisation of space SMEs in Germany, founded by DLR and supported by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. The AKRK acts independently and in close partnership with politics and institutions; only independent SMEs are eligible to join. The group follows the principle of “one company, one vote” – in this organisation larger space companies are unable to impose their will on the group on the basis of their size.

Milestones of Success

Mission Heritage

2025

Galileo 2G

Europe´s navigationsystem 2nd Generation

Astos Solutions GmbH

Launcher selection and orbit injection
2025

MMX

Japanese Mars Moon eXploration

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Radiometer electronics
2022

JUICE

Exploration of Jupiter and its icy moons

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Electronic units
Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
HPS GmbH

MLI for magnetometer
MagBoom MLI
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DSI GmbH

Mass Memory – Receiving, formatting and storing of science data from multiple instruments
2022

Kompsat 7

Cartography, land use and planning, disaster monitoring

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ASP-Equipment GmbH

Power Supply Unit (PSU)
2021

PLATO

PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) is the third medium-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision programme.

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ASP-Equipment GmbH

Ancillary Electronic Unit (AEU)
2020

CMM-1

China's first Mars mission

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Scientific orbiter magnetometer
2020

Euclid

Space telescope to explore the „dark universe“

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
HPS GmbH

GFRP struts for PLM
MLI for the sunshield
MGSE for the sunshield
MGSE for PLM Batch 1 MGSE
Secondary structures for STCS
Ka-Band antennna
INVENT GmbH

ARA reflector – INVENT will manufacture the Euclid HGA reflector assembly
Kampf Telescope Optics GmbH

Straylight analysis of the SSH baffle
SpaceTech GmbH (STI)

Sunhield with solar generator (SSH)
2020

ExoMars 2020

Robotic European Marsexploration

INVENT GmbH

WISDOM antenna
DMA boom
2020

MTG

Europe weather satellite of third generation

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Unit Testing, Software Development
E.I.S. Electronics GmbH

complete manufacturing of MTG cable harness – harness assembly of all components/ units (sensors, actuators) with power und data management units
INVENT GmbH

Support structures
redlogix GmbH

IRS Instrument Control Unit System Software Engineering Consultancy
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ASP-Equipment GmbH

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level
ECM GmbH

Star Sensor Bracket
HPS GmbH

MLI for the MTO mirrors
MLI for the Sentinel 4 Instrument
Radiators for the Sentinel 4 Instrument
2020

Sentinel 5 on MetOp-SG

Multi-functional satellite, part of the European earth observation program „Copernicus“

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
SpaceTech GmbH (STI)

Structure and mechanism of the calibration subsystem – Mechanical structure with motordriven filter wheel mechanism and baffles
ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2020

Sentinel-6 / Jason-CS

Ocean Topographie

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Validation, Check-Out & FV
2020

STEP

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 90 – RW to control satellite attitude
2019

H2Sat Heinrich-Hertz

GermanTelecommunications satellite mission

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Fraunhofer On-Board Processor (FOBP) – reconfigurable on-board processor (OBP) for communication applications
KERAMIS GEO (Ceramic Microwave Circuits for Satellite Communication)
IMST GmbH

IOV des “flexiblen DOCON” (Down-Converter von 30 auf 20GHz)
HPS GmbH

Ka-Band North Beam Antenna
MLI and sunshield for the antenna
Space Structures GmbH

Support for Structures Analysis for primary structure
2019

MERLIN

German-French satellite, measuring the concentration of methane-gas

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
SpaceTech GmbH (STI)

Frequency reference unit (FRU)
2019

NISAR

Mission for studying hazards and global environmental change.

Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Verification & Test
2019

Sentinel 4 on MTG

Earth observation

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
HPS GmbH

Radiators with different coatings
Instrument Radiator Assembley
External and internal MLI for the S-4 instrument
INVENT GmbH

OIMS primary structure, TSA hexapod
Space Structures GmbH

Structures and Thermal Analysis payload equipment
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE)–> Handling of optical instrument Sentinel-4 UVN
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ASP-Equipment GmbH

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level
2018

BepiColombo MMO

Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Scientific Magnetometer
2018

Earth Care

European mission measuring clouds, aerosols, radiation

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Check-Out & FV, Software Development (OBSW), Unit Testing
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ASP-Equipment GmbH

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level
ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2018

EnMap

Hyperspectrometric EO mission

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

AOCS magnetometer
Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
INVENT GmbH

STSA and IOU suspensions
Kampf Telescope Optics GmbH

Software for calibration and alignment
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ASP-Equipment GmbH

Instrument Power Unit Power Distribution Unit – Ultra accurate power supply and distribution system for a complete optival high-precision instrument A Power Distribution Unit distributes electrical energy to a number of equipments.
ECM GmbH

Star Sensor Bracket
HPS GmbH

MLI for FAD Mechanism
Instrument Structure Engineering Support
Optical Baffle
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DSI GmbH

Mass Memory Unit – Instrument Control Unit
2018

Esail

identification and tracking of seafaring vessels on Earth

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

AOCS magnetometer
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
PanelMechanism – Gyros, ADCS I/F units, Magnetometers, Reaction Wheels und GPS
ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2018

GEO-KOMPSAT-2A

Earth observation satellite of Korea

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Scientific Magnetometer with On-orbit data correction
2018

InSight HP3

Mars mission with seismometer and heat probe.

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Electronic units
2017

ADM-AEOLUS

Meteorology/environment mission

Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Software Development (RTS), Check-Out & FV
INVENT GmbH

Aladin baffle trusswork
2017

BepiColombo MPO

Europe´s mission to Mercury

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Electronic units
Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics and sheet metal structures
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
MERTIS (Mercury Radiometer and Thermal Infrared Spectrometer) – MERTIS, imaging spectrometer for surface investigation of Merkur
INVENT GmbH

BELA (BepiColombo Laser Altimeter) support structures
ECM GmbH

Pointing Mirror (MERTIS)
2017

Cheobs

Mission to measure density of exoplanets/ super earths

HPS GmbH

MLI for the telescope
ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2017

DEOS

key technologies to find, approach, catch and dispose the satellite

Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Software Development (KARS)
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Subsystem structure
Astos Solutions GmbH

Support GNC system – De-orbitation and risk analysis, visualization GNC console, real-time camera/LIDAR simulation
2017

eROSITA

X-ray teleskope to detect dark energy and its effects on the expansion of the universe

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
INVENT GmbH

Primary structure
HPS GmbH

MLI for the complete Telescope
2017

Eu:CROPIS

Langterm test of biological life support systems

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DSI GmbH

On-board Computer
2017

GökTürk

Dual use EO-satellite, Turkey

ECM GmbH

Focal plane
ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
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DSI GmbH

Crypto System
2017

GRACE-FollowOn

Satellite-twin pair for climate research

Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Test Management, Validation, Check-Out & FV
INVENT GmbH

Thermal Plate
SpaceTech GmbH (STI)

Laser Ranging Interferometer (LRI)
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ASP-Equipment GmbH

PDU – A Power Distribution Unit distributes electrical energy in a complete instrument or satellite
HPS GmbH

MLI for an external instrument
Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
2017

ICARUS

Observation of global migration of small animals

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
SpaceTech GmbH (STI)

ISS Demonstrator, ICARUS Animal Tag
2017

ICEsat-2

Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2

ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2017

ICON

Ionospheric Connection Explorer

ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2017

SARah (NGSAR)

Radar observation German Bundeswehr

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Hardware for HF modules
Astos Solutions GmbH

AOCS SCOE (special check-out equipment for AOCS)
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ASP-Equipment GmbH

Auxiliary Power Supply – An auxiliary Power Supply converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level
A Latching Current Limiter operates as a electronic fuse in order to protect a particular assembly
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DSI GmbH

Crypto System (On-board and Ground Crypto System)
2017

Solar Orbiter

Satellite to explore the sun from nearest possible distance

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Titanium structures for thermal shield
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Spectrometer/Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) for observation of X-rays
HPS GmbH

MLI for the thermal dummies
2016

ASTRO-H

Astronomical x-ray mission, Japan

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ASP-Equipment GmbH

High Voltage Power Supply – A high voltage power supply provides high precision high voltage in the range of several thousan volt to a scientific instrument
ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2016

Baumanets 2

Experimental satellite for On Orbit Verification of new technologies

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 90 – RW to control satellite attitude
2016

BeeSat-4

Space Verification of technologies for picosatellites

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 1 – RW to control satellite attitude
2016

BIROS

ACS, Technology demonstration

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

High torque reaction wheel electronics
AOCS magnetometer
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 90
Reaction Wheel 90; AGS-1 – RW90 and high integrated rate sensor AGS-1 to control satellite attitude
Aerospace Innovation GmbH

Propulsion System MICROJET
ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2016

EDRS

Communication Satellites

Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Software Development (UI)
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DSI GmbH

Ground Crpyto (De-/Encryption Unit of the ground segment)
2016

EDRS-C

Space based data relais system

E.I.S. Electronics GmbH

Design of EDRS cable harness (MCAD) complete manufactuiring of cable harness – harness assembly of all components/ units (sensors, actuators) with power und data management units
CAD Harness Design for EDRS-C – complete CATIA V5 design of system harness loom segregation loom design DMU bundle routing mass assessment, COG assessment, as build adaptation between DMU and physical Mock-up for applications in high security terrestric environments
Space Structures GmbH

Support for Structures Analysis for primary structure
2016

ESEO

measure radiation levels and test technologies for future missions

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 90 – RW to control satellite attitude
2016

ExoMars 2016

Europe’s mission to Mars

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
HPS GmbH

MLI for NOMAD Instrument
MLI for EDM Entry Module
MLI for Cassis Instrument
INVENT GmbH

Primary and tertiary structures
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DSI GmbH

Payload Data Handling Unit – Design & Development of the Mass Memory Unit
2016

LAPAN-A3 / LiSat

Remote sensing microsatellite to monitor food resources in Indonesia and to provide environmental monitoring.

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Scientific Magnetometer
2016

LAPAN-A4

Indonesian fourth's microsatellite for earth observation using multispectral imager and support global maritime traffic monitoring using space-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver.

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Magnetometer
2016

Metop-SG

Weather and climate monitoring for Europe

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Space Structures GmbH

Structures and Thermal Analysis payload equipment
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ASP-Equipment GmbH

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level
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DSI GmbH

Command & Data Processing Unit – Control the ICI Instrument, receiving data from the instrument as well as supplying internal and external power sources
2016

Nano-JASMINE

Infrared exploration, tasks of astrometry

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 1: RW1 – RW to control satellite attitude
2016

Prisma

Innovative hyperspectral EO-system

Space Structures GmbH

Structures and Acoustic Analysis for primary structure
2016

SEAM

3U CubeSat nanosatellite for measurements of magnetic and electric fields in the Earth ionosphere.

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle
2016

Sentinel 3

Earth observation

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Software Development
Space Structures GmbH

Structures and Thermal Analysis payload equipment
2016

Sentinel-5 Precursor

Monitoring of Air Quality, Ozone and Surface UV, Climate

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
SpaceTech GmbH (STI)

Solar generators with deployment mechanisms
2016

SmallGEO Hispasat AG1

Multifunctional new smal DEO-Sat generation for telecomms

Space Structures GmbH

Structures and Acoustic Analysis for primary structure
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ASP-Equipment GmbH

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level
2016

Tropomi

Troposphären Monitoring Instrument auf Copernicus Sentinel-5

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
2016

WNISAT-1R

nanosatellite for north arctic routes and atmosphere monitoring

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 90: RW to control satellite attitude
2015

GOMX-3

evaluate components in space

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 1 and TPL
Reaction Wheel 1 and TPL – RW to control satellite attitude and TripleSatelliteLauncher to ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle
2015

Lisa Pathfinder

Mission on Einstein’s gravity waves

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Check-Out & FV, Software Development (RTS)
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ASP-Equipment GmbH

Power Conditioning Unit – A Power Conditioning Unit provides stable electrical energy to a number of equipments.
2015

NASA ESA Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

NASA-Mission with 4 Sats to measure earth´s magnetosphere

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ASP-Equipment GmbH

High Voltage Multiplier – A high voltage multiplexer generates from a typical bus-voltage an output voltage of several thousands volts.
2015

Nextar

NEC Standard bus satellite

ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2015

Sentinel 2A/B

Sentinel-2 is an Earth observation mission developed by ESA as part of the Copernicus Programme to perform terrestrial observations in support of services such as forest monitoring, land cover changes detection, and natural disaster management.

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
ASP-Logo
ASP-Equipment GmbH

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level
ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Check-Out & FV, Software Development (OBSW, EGSE), Software QA, Unit Testing
2015

Tianwang-1

CubeSats constellations for space networking and communication experiments

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 1 – RW to control satellite attitude
2015

TUPEX-5

parabolic flight campaign of TU- and process measurement datas

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle
2015

TW-1 Mission

Chinesische Tianwang-1 Satelitenkonstellation zur Orbitkommunikation

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle
2014

Formosat-5

First space program (Earth Observation) of Taiwan

INVENT GmbH

Aluminum sandwich panels
SpaceTech GmbH (STI)

System engineering and part procurement support
2014

Himawari 8/9

GEO weather sats, Japan

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ASP-Equipment GmbH

Hocheffizienter Hochstromkonverter – A high-efficient high-current converter is optimized to provide a comination of low voltage and high currents to digital equipment featuring a high efficiency factor
2014

MASCOT

Robotic Asteroid-Lander

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Electronic units
Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
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DSI GmbH

On-board Computer – Lander’s Central Computer
2014

Sentinel 1A – D

Provision of all-weather, day-and-night supply of imagery of Earth’s surface

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Software Development (SCOE, EGSE)
INVENT GmbH

CFRP waveguides and thermally high conductive parts
2014

Slats

Super Low Altitude Test Satellite

ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2014

Spot 7

Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre

ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2013

Alphasat

Largest European doubledeck coms-sat on GEO

ASP-Logo
ASP-Equipment GmbH

Power Supply Unit – A Power Supply Unit provides conditioned electrical power to an equipment
HPS GmbH

MLI for an external instrument
2013

BeeSat-2

Space Verification of technologies for picosatellites

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

RW1 reaction wheel electronics
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 1 – RW to control satellite attitude
PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle
2013

BeeSat-3

Space Verification of technologies for picosatellites

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

RW1 reaction wheel electronics
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle
2013

IRNSS

Independent navigationsystem India

ASP-Logo
ASP-Equipment GmbH

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level
2013

Kent Ridge 1

Microsatellite disaster monitoring Asia

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Harness
AOCS magnetometer
Berlin Space Technologies GmbH

Satellite System
SPACE IC GmbH

Test module
2013

Kompsat 5

Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
ASP-Logo
ASP-Equipment GmbH

Battery Management System – A Battery Management System organises charging and discharging of a battery with the feature to enable longest possible lifetime of the battery in orbit.
2013

OPTOS

Demonstration new technologies in spacecraft development

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 1: RW to control satellite attitude
2013

Proba-V

European minisatellite monitoring vegetation each 48 hours

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DSI GmbH

Data Handling Unit – Receiving and formatting of science data
2013

SOMP

Technology Verification and amateur radio satellite of the Techniche Universität Dresden, which is built to the 1U-CubeSat form factor; measurement of atomic oxygen of the upper atmosphere

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle
2013

Sprint-A

Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Interaction of Atmospher

ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2013

SWARM

Measuring earth´s magnetic fields

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Check-Out & FV
INVENT GmbH

Heat transfer plate and Magnetic torquer frame
ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2013

UWE-3

experimental satellite; system expansion to attitude control system, test of soft- and hardwaredesigns

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 1 – RW to control satellite attitude
2013

WNISAT-1

nanosatellite for north arctic routes and atmosphere monitoring

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reactionwheel 1 – RW to control satellite attitude
2012

GökTürk-2

Dual use Earth observation satellite, Turkey

SpaceTech GmbH (STI)

Solar generators with deployment mechanisms and pyrodrive modules
ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2012

Kompsat 3 Kompsat 3A

Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite

ASP-Logo
ASP-Equipment GmbH

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level.
Battery Management System – A Battery Management System organises charging and discharging of a battery with the feature to enable longest possible lifetime of the battery in orbit.
2012

KOMPSAT-3

High resolution earth observation for GIS, with 0.7 m GSD

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
SpaceTech GmbH (STI)

Deployment mechanism of the solar generators
2012

LIDAR ATV 5

Laserinstrument for navigation in Deep Space

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
ASP-Logo
ASP-Equipment GmbH

COTS Converter (Commercial off the shelf ITAR free converter)
2012

Spot 6

Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre

ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2012

TET

Microsatellite as test bed

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Electronic units
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DSI GmbH

On-board Computer – Satellite’s Central Computer
2012

URTHECAST

Wordwide first multispectral otical SAR EOconstellation

Berlin Space Technologies GmbH

redundant star tracker
redundant gyro system (IMU)
power and interface unit
2012

VEGA Launcher

Europe´s light launcher

HPS GmbH

Thermal protection of camera housing
2011

EGNOS

First secure navigationsystem of Europe based on GPS, suitable even for ships and planes

Philotech Group

Consulting SW development processes
2011

Galileo

Europe´s navigationsystem

Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Software Development (RTS)
E.I.S. Electronics GmbH

complete manufacturing of Galileo cable harness – harness assembly of all components/ units (sensors, actuators) with power und data management units
INVENT GmbH

Aluminum sandwich panels
redlogix GmbH

System Test of Precise Time Facility (PTF) at GCC Oberpfaffenhofen
ASP-Logo
ASP-Equipment GmbH

DC/DC Converter Electronic Power Conditioner – converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level.
Philotech Group

Verification for Security Aspects SW Engineering Management
ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
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DSI GmbH

Ground Equipment – Special Check-Out Equimpent for the crypto system
2010

TanDEM-X

High-fidelity, three dimensional imaging of earth in consistent quality

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics and Hardware
INVENT GmbH

CFRP waveguides and thermally high conductive parts
2010

TET-1

On-Orbit-Verification (OOV)

Aerospace Innovation GmbH

Propulsion System AQUAJET
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 90 – RW to control satellite attitude
IMST GmbH

Synthesizer-Experiment mit Synthesizer-, Mischer-, Verstärker-und SPDT-Schalter-Modulen in LTCC.
redlogix GmbH

Software Engineering Consultancy
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ASP-Equipment GmbH

Battery and Battery Management System – A Battery Management System organises charging and discharging of a battery with the feature to enable longest possible lifetime of the battery in orbit.
ECM GmbH

Camera Structure
2009

BeeSat-1

Space Verification of technologies for picosatellites

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

RW1 reaction wheel electronics
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 1: RW to control satellite attitude
PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle
2009

GOCE

ESA's Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Check-Out & FV, Software QA
2009

Herschel

Astronomical observatory

INVENT GmbH

Isostatic mount
2009

ITÜp-Sat1

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle
2009

SPIRALE A/B

Systeme Preparatoire Infra-Rouge pour l'Alerte

ECM GmbH

All Cesic Telecope
2009

Swiss-Cube

Launch of a new swiss communication system with satellite and ground station

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle
2009

UWE-2

experimental satellite; system expansion to attitude control system, test of soft- and hardwaredesigns

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle
2008

ATV

Europ´s automatic service craft to supply the ISS

Philotech Group

RAMS Analysis
Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
2008

RapidEye

space based geo information

ASP-Logo
ASP-Equipment GmbH

DC/DC Converter – DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level
A Power Distribution Unit distributes electrical energy into a complete instrument or satellite
2008

SAR-Lupe

Military observation satellite German Bundeswehr

Logo DSI Aerospace Technology
DSI GmbH

Crypto System – On-board and Ground Crypto System
2007

ANITA

Instrument monitoring air on ISS

Kampf Telescope Optics GmbH

Definition of line shape stability and optical alignment requirements
2007

International Space Station (ISS)

International Space Station

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Hardware for microgravity experiments
Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Advanced Closed Loop System (ACLS)
Software Development (UI)
ASP-Logo
ASP-Equipment GmbH

Capillary Channel Flow Electrical Subsystem for ISS (Power Supply for an experiment)
-Translate- Over Temperature External Electronics Box for ISS (Übertemperaturschutzschalter)
2007

LAPAN-TubSat (2005)

Earth observation Satellit of TU berlin and Indonesian space agency LAPAN

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Ground Support Equipment / tailored transport container for a safe transport of satellite
2007

Lunar Exploration Orbiter

Lunarer Erkundungsorbiter

Astos Solutions GmbH

Mission analysis, trajectory optimisation, life time prediction
2007

Radarsat

Canada's next-generation commercial radar satellite

ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2007

TerraSAR-X

Spaceborne radar sensors for EO

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics and Hardware
IMST GmbH

Distributor network 1 to 32 for antenna system
INVENT GmbH

CFRP waveguides and thermally high conductive parts
ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2007

THEMIS / ARTEMIS

Five NASA satellites (THEMIS A through THEMIS E) studied energy releases from Earth's magnetosphere known as substorms, magnetic phenomena that intensify auroras near Earth's poles.

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Magnetometer
2007

Tubsat

Mikrosatellit der TU Berlin

ZARM Technik AG

Magentic Torquer
Magnetometer
2006

MetOp

Metop is a series of three polar orbiting meteorological satellites

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Software Development, Check-Out & FV
2006

SatCom BW

Satellitesystem German Bundeswehr, among others for communications with troups abroad

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Philotech Group

Product Assurance Maintenance & Support Engineering
2005

CryoSat

ESA’s CryoSat mission is dedicated to measuring the thickness of polar sea ice and monitoring changes in the ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica.

Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Software Development (RTS)
2005

ROKVISS

Lightweighed telerobotic system

STT-SystemTechnik GmbH

S-Band TMTC unit
2005

Venus Express

Mapping of the Venus

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Magnetometer
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
PFS Planetary Fourier IR Spectrometer – instrument for infrared spectroscopy; informations about the nature of atmosphere
2004

MFP Satellite

Multifunctional Plattform Satellite EADS

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Developing of a solar array
2004

Rosetta

Comet chaser with Lander

HTV-Logo
HTV Halbleiter-Test & Vertriebs-GmbH
Electrical Components
5.500 components tested
Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Electronic Units
Freyer GmbH & Co. KG

Precision mechanics
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
MUPUS Thermal Mapper und ROLIS – measuring the mechanical and thermal properties of external comet layers
von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH

COSIMA
2003

Double Star

satellite based space mission by CNSA and ESA --> investigation of earth's magnetic field and the interaction with solar wind

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Magnetometer
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Deployable Booms for satellites
2003

Mars Express

Complete mapping of Mars

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Electronics for IR spectrometer calibration source
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
PFS Planetary Fourier IR Spectrometer – instrument for infrared spectroscopy; informations about the nature of atmosphere
2003

Mars NetLander Mission

Exploration of Mars

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
studies with camera systems
2001

BIRD

infrared earth observation for fire fighting

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Magnet-Torquer Coil System
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Reaction Wheel 90 – RW to control satellite attitude
2001

MAROCSAT

satellite for research and earth observation

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
GSE (Ground Support Equipment) for small satellites / tailored transport container for a safe transport of satellite
2001

Meteor M3

Series of 9 Russian sunsynchronous weather sats

ASP-Logo
ASP-Equipment GmbH

Battery Management System – A Battery Management System organises charging and discharging of a battery with the feature to enable longest possible lifetime of the battery in orbit
1999

Shenzhou

First astronautical space ship of China

ASP-Logo
ASP-Equipment GmbH

Electronic Power Conditioner (EPC) for Space Communikation – An EPC provides the electrical power for a Communication Tube (eg. TWT, Klystron). The output voltage varies between 20 Volt and 20.000Volt
1997

CASSINI Mission

Exploration of Saturn and it´s moons

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Cosmic Dust Analyzer (CDA) – analysis of ice and dust grains in and near the Saturn system
1997

Equator-S

EQUATOR-S is a low-cost mission designed to study the Earth's equatorial magnetosphere out to distances of 67000 km.

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Magnetometer and magnet-torquer system
1996

MARS ’96 Mission / Mars 8

Exploration of Mars

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
WAOSS Stereo Camera
PFS Planetary Fourier IR Spectrometer
1995

IRS-C Satellit

earth observation to support the national economy of India (agricultur, water resources, forestry...)

Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Festkörperspektroskopie (studies of material properties of solid states)
1986

Spacestation MIR

Manned space station of the Sowjetunion, orniting Earth from 1986-2001.

Magson GmbH
Magson GmbH

Digital Fluxgate Magnetometer
n.a.

SPIRALE A

Doppelsat-System EO with telescopes made from highly innovative new materials

ECM GmbH

All Cesic Telecope
Power Supply Unit (PSU)

The PSU is a unique power supply system, for supplying power to the panchromatic band camera and the multispectral camera. It has 24 precise power outputs, as well as a TC/TM interface and regulated heater outputs. The power supply consists of a total of 8 individually designed, manufactured and tested modules.

Ancillary Electronic Unit (AEU)

The AEU supplies power to both the "normal" cameras (N-AEU) and the "fast" cameras (F-AEU). The N-AEU consists of 6 sophisticated power supply modules, 2 command and control modules, and an internal supply module. The F-AEU consists of 1 sophisticated power supply module, 2 command and control modules, and 1 internal supply module.

Electrical Components

HTV-Services
Evaluation of the effectiveness of board/unit level testing

HTV assists in the planning and execution of electrical tests and physical analyses.

The aim is to investigate the effectiveness of board/unit level testing compared to traditional EEE level testing.

Started: 17.05.2021

Survey on the status of EEE components in Germany

The objective of this study is to present, by means of research and questionnaires, the share of Germany and other nations in space-qualified EEE components and the reasons for the (uneven) distribution.

This research is part of the INNOspace® initiative and the Space2Motion network.

From 01.01.2021 until 31.08.2021.

Short-Presentation (in German)

HTV-Services
5.500 components tested

More than 5500 individual electronic components as well as complete printed circuit boards were extensively tested and examined at HTV with regard to weak points, to ensure that all components work properly and in the long term during the more than ten-year mission of the comet "Rosetta" under the extreme conditions in space.

Control Moment Gyroscope reaction wheel

Magnetically clean reaction wheel

Torque improved stability reaction wheel

Radiometer electronics

Electronic units

Scientific magnetometer (JAMG IS),
JANUS: Optical head unit heater control,
JANUS: soldering of sensor electronics.

AOCS magnetometer
AOCS magnetometer

Magnetometer

AOCS magnetometer

Scientific orbiter magnetometer

SOSMAG DPU
Scientific Magnetometer with On-orbit data correction

Scientific Magnetometer

Electronic units

scientific Magnetometer,
Radiometer electronics,
IR black body electronics.

Long flex PCB
Electronic units

HP3 Electronics development and manufacturing,
Radiometer Electronics development and manufacturing,
Design of >5m Long Flex PCBs.

Scientific Magnetometer

High torque reaction wheel electronics

AOCS magnetometer

Harness

AOCS magnetometer

Electronic units

scientific Magnetometer
Radiometer electronics

RW1 reaction wheel electronics

RW1 reaction wheel electronics

TET_MCSE
Electronic units

Magnetometer
Magnet Torquer Electronics

RW1 reaction wheel electronics

RISC Prozessor für THEMIS
Magnetometer

Electronics development of first magnetometer utilizing a self-developed RISC processor.

Magnetometer

CDMS for Rosetta
Electronic Units

Magnetometer electronics
Landing gear electronics
Anchor system electronics
Thermal control system electronics
PCB Layouts for board computer

Magnetometer

Scientific class magnetometer in cooperation IC- London und IWF Graz

Magnetometer und Magnet-Torquers System
Magnetometer and magnet-torquer system

Magnetometer -magnet torquers system to accerlerate the satellite spin rate from 1rpm to 60rpm after deployment.

Magnet-Torquer Coil System

Electronics for IR spectrometer calibration source

Electronics development and manufacturing of a IR spectrometer calibration source

Digital Fluxgate Magnetometer

Electronics development and manufacturing of Magson´s first digital space magnetometer with near-sensor signal digitalization.

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics and Hardware

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Hardware for HF modules

Precision mechanics and Hardware

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Hardware for HF modules

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Titanium structures for thermal shield

Titanium structures for thermal shield

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Hardware for HF modules

Hardware for HF modules

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Hardware for microgravity experiments

Hardware for microgravity experiments

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics and sheet metal structures

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Sheet metal structures for MLI support

© Konzept Informationssysteme GmbH
Programmable Digital Current Regulator (DCR)

The Programmable Digital Current Regulator (DCR) allows to control the output current for different applications with high flexibility. Execution and control parameters can be defined unsing an intuitve operator interface and menu structure. The DCR will deliver the appropriate current curve for the indiviual current curve based on the defined parameters.

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PERIGEE

The desktop application PERIGEE has been developt for the high and complex requirements of space missions and helps project teams to cope with the high degree of complexity through the usage of modern UI concepts. Within short time the communication both among satellite components and between satellite and ground can be defined by using ECSS-E-ST-70-41C (PUS-C).

Verification & Test

- Software Verification
- Board Level Testing for On-Board Mass Memory Unit (MMU)

Unit Testing, Software Development

- Unit Testing of a performance analysis tool of the navigation system
- Development of a data extractor for NetCDF files

Validation, Check-Out & FV

- Validation of On-Board Computer
- Functional Verification of the Data Handling Systems (DHS)

Check-Out & FV, Software Development (OBSW), Unit Testing

- Check-Out & FV
- Development of Central Software Modules
- Unit Testing
- EFM/PFM RTE Bench Commisionin

Advanced Closed Loop System (ACLS)

Requirements Engineering and Risk & Failure Analyses (FMEA)

Software Development (UI)

Development of UI components and tools for the Mission Operation Center (MOC)

Software Development (RTS), Check-Out & FV

- Development of the On-Board Computer Simulators
- Development of RTS modules
- Check-Out & FV

Test Management, Validation, Check-Out & FV

- Test Management for Validation of Onboard Software und Real-Time Simulator
- Support of OBSW IST

Software Development

Software Development for System Database

Check-Out & FV, Software Development (RTS)

- Functional Verification of the Drag Free Attitude Control Systems (DFACS)
- Entwicklung von Softwaremodulen für die Real-Time Simulator (RTS) Umgebung

Software Development (SCOE, EGSE)

- Development of SCOE Software for Instrument Simulator
- Development of a Source Packet Analyser

Software Development (UI)

Front-End (UI) Development of the video data management system for the Electromagnetic Levitator (EML) in the Microgravity  User  Support  Centre (MUSC)

Software Development (KARS)

Development of the On-Board Software Prototype "Controller for autonomous Space Systems (KARS)"

Check-Out & FV

Functional Verification on Satelliten System Level

Software Development (RTS)

Development of Software Modules for the  Real-Time Simulator (RTS) Environment

Check-Out & FV, Software QA

Functional Verification on Satelliten System Level

Software Development, Check-Out & FV

Software Development of the Payload Module (PLM) Simulator

Software Development (RTS)

Development of Software Modules and Drivers for the  Real-Time Simulator (RTS) Environment

WISDOM antenna

The actual antenna geometry (copper) is introduced after the laminate manufacturing by etching.

Structures and Acoustic Analysis for primary structure

Antenna frontends / LC-phase mover / distrubutor networks / synthesizer


  • Development of agile antenna frontends and components for mobile satellite communication

  • HF- distributor networs and HF-components for satellite payloads

Distributor network 1 to 32 for antenna system

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Precision mechanics

Precision mechanics for electronic housings, mechanisms, optical instruments and structures

Check-Out & FV, Software Development (OBSW, EGSE), Software QA, Unit Testing

- Support of SVT, OST and SFT of the Data Handling System (DHS)
- Development of Payload Controllers in Central Software (CSW)
- QA and Unit Testing for CSW and MMUF software
- Development of Tools for AIT and Check-Out

Support for Structures Analysis for primary structure

A Power Distribution Unit distributes electrical energy into a complete instrument or satellite

Battery Management System – A Battery Management System organises charging and discharging of a battery with the feature to enable longest possible lifetime of the battery in orbit.

-Translate- Over Temperature External Electronics Box for ISS (Übertemperaturschutzschalter)

-Translate- Hochspannungsversorgung für Elektronenstrahlmikroskope

ASP-Equipment entwickelt und fertigt eine flüssigkeitsgekühlte Power Supply Unit für ein ultragenaues Elektronenstrahlmikroskop mit Anbindung an einen CAN Bus. Die Leistung beträgt 1500W. Zahlreiche Ausgangsspannungen bis 20.000V.

-Translate- High Power Amplifier für das Bodensegment

ASP-Equipment entwickelt und produziert High Power Amplifier für das Bodensegment im Ku Band, DBS Band und Tri-Band (C, X, Ku) .

-Translate- Batteriemanagementsysteme

Entwicklung eines ITAR freien autarken Batteriemangementsystem (BMS). Das BMS wird heute in Stückzahlen von etwa 50 Einheiten pro Jahr exklusiv an einen namhaften europäischen Hersteller für Raumfahrtbatterien geliefert.

– Translate- High Power Amplifier für das Bodensegment

ASP-Equipment entwickelt und produziert High Power Amplifier für das Bodensegment im Ku Band, DBS Band und Tri-Band (C, X, Ku).

– TRANSLATR – DC/DC Converter für Sternsensoren

ASP-Equipment entwickelt und produziert DC/DC Converter für Sternsensoren als Produkt in Stückzahlen von etwa 40 Stück pro Jahr für einen führenden deutschen Ausrüstungshersteller.

– TRANSLATION – DC/DC Konverter für die Energieversorgung in Luftfahrzeugen

ASP-Equipment entwickelt und fertigt einen Hochleistungskonverter für die Energieversorgung in Luftfahrzeugen für Brennstoffzellen bis 150.000W.

A Latching Current Limiter operates as a electronic fuse in order to protect a particular assembly

Test module

Test environment for in orbit verification of Point-of-Load voltage converter based on the SPPL12420RH chip

On-board Computer – Satellite’s Central Computer

On-board Computer – Lander’s Central Computer

On-board Computer

Satellite's Central Computer

Mass Memory Unit – Instrument Control Unit

- Receiving, formatting and storing of science data
- Instrument Control

Crypto System

On-board and Ground Crypto System

Crypto System (On-board and Ground Crypto System)

Crypto System – On-board and Ground Crypto System

Data Handling Unit – Receiving and formatting of science data

Ground Equipment – Special Check-Out Equimpent for the crypto system

Payload Data Handling Unit – Design & Development of the Mass Memory Unit

Ground Crpyto (De-/Encryption Unit of the ground segment)

Command & Data Processing Unit – Control the ICI Instrument, receiving data from the instrument as well as supplying internal and external power sources

Mass Memory – Receiving, formatting and storing of science data from multiple instruments

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magnetometer

The Magnetometer is an instrument for measuring three-dimensional magnetic fields. It is based on the fluxgate principle, using three independent ring-core sensor heads for each orthogonal axis.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

Magentic Torquer

These devices interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. Combined with one or more reaction wheels, they provide all the control you need to maintain your spacecraft’s attitude, from low-Earth orbit up to geo-stationary orbit. And, unlike thrusters, torquers do not need valuable consumables, are low power components and high reliable.

COSIMA

Mass spectrometer for analysis of dust particles in the immediate surroundings of the comet

Modelling and development of the communication channels, Data structure, data fusion and data evaluation in the central ground segment Visualization based on 3D geographical maps

Joint research project with:
Eureka: Sensor Technology, Telematics
DLR: Remote Sensing
University Würzburg: Pico-Satellites
Zentrum für Telematik e.V.: Satellite Network

RAMS Analysis

Execution of RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety) Analysis with focus on hazard analysis and FMEA.

Consulting SW development processes

Plans for software develoment, verification and verification, CM, design

Product Assurance Maintenance & Support Engineering


  • Definition of test concepts: test / integration / work instructions, circuit plans

  • First article inspections, acceptance tests

  • Equipment safety files

  • Operational Tests

  • Generation of verification documents, verification at hardware

  • RAMS calculations and analyses

  • Integrated Logistic Support / Logistic Support Analysis (ILS/LSA) plans

  • LORA, LCC

  • Technical Documentation

Verification for Security Aspects SW Engineering Management

Definition of Security Test Cases covering all security aspects on system level
Analysis of impact of security requirements, accreditatin, certificatin
Definition and execution of security test procedures

External and internal MLI for the S-4 instrument

Instrument Radiator Assembley

MagBoom MLI

MLI for magnetometer

Contactless health monitoring via piezo-actuators

sensors and RFID Technology for automotive and aircraft industry

Lightweight, deployable, portable ground antenna

for high data rates, usable for various applications like first aid, journalsm, expeditions, military

3D-Printing, Additive Layer Manufacturing, Design Guidelines, Analysis Guidelines

Antennas for Satellite & Ground Applications

Deployable Structure Subsystems
Lightweight CFRP Structures
Thermal Hardware
MLI
New Materials

Ka-Band antennna

Secondary structures for STCS

MGSE for PLM Batch 1 MGSE

MGSE for the sunshield

MLI for the sunshield

MLI and sunshield for the antenna

Ka-Band North Beam Antenna

Radiators for the Sentinel 4 Instrument

MLI for the Sentinel 4 Instrument

MLI for the MTO mirrors

MLI for the thermal dummies

MLI for an external instrument

MLI for the telescope

Optical Baffle

Instrument Structure Engineering Support

MLI for FAD Mechanism

MLI for the complete Telescope

Multilayer Insulation

MLI for Cassis Instrument

Multilayer Insulations; HPS equipped the whole EDM Module inside and outside with MLI and will land with 10kg MLI on Martian surface

MLI for EDM Entry Module

Multilayer Insulations; HPS equipped the whole EDM Module inside and outside with MLI and will land with 10kg MLI on Martian surface

MLI for an external instrument

Thermal protection of camera housing

Protection of an external camera against heat from aeroflux during launch

Ceramic structures and mirrors

ECM has succesfully manufactured structures and mirrors in small series up to 250 parts up to
size of 2m.

Camera Structures for Astronomy Telescopes

Our products increases the perfomance also for ground based optics and telescopes. Example: Large Survey Synoptics Telecope (LSST)

Mirrors for large space mirror from room temperature RT down to Cryo

Star Sensor Bracket

Star Sensor Bracket

Pointing Mirror (MERTIS)

Focal plane

Camera Structure

All Cesic Telecope

All Cesic Telecope

3U sized cubesat

Berlin Space Tech has developed an integrated attitude control system for the satellite.

power and interface unit

redundant gyro system (IMU)

redundant star tracker

Satellite System

80 kg micro satellite carrying 3 payloads. Two hyper spectral cameras (VNIR & SWIR) and one high resolution real time video camera.

ITAR freier COTS DC/DC Converter

Development, Qualification and Manufacturing of the converter

The converter is based on a unique ASP-design with the effect of a high efficiency without use of ITAR-restricted parts.

SMT assembly of PCB´s according to ESA standards

The assembly line for SMD manufacturing is verified according to ECSS-Q-ST-70-38C through ESA. ASP-Equipment is enabled to manufacture PCB´s for Flight Models

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level

Auxiliary Power Supply – An auxiliary Power Supply converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level

High Voltage Power Supply – A high voltage power supply provides high precision high voltage in the range of several thousan volt to a scientific instrument

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level

COTS Converter (Commercial off the shelf ITAR free converter)

PDU – A Power Distribution Unit distributes electrical energy in a complete instrument or satellite

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level

Hocheffizienter Hochstromkonverter – A high-efficient high-current converter is optimized to provide a comination of low voltage and high currents to digital equipment featuring a high efficiency factor

Battery Management System – A Battery Management System organises charging and discharging of a battery with the feature to enable longest possible lifetime of the battery in orbit

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level

Instrument Power Unit Power Distribution Unit – Ultra accurate power supply and distribution system for a complete optival high-precision instrument A Power Distribution Unit distributes electrical energy to a number of equipments.

Battery and Battery Management System – A Battery Management System organises charging and discharging of a battery with the feature to enable longest possible lifetime of the battery in orbit.

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level

Power Supply Unit – A Power Supply Unit provides conditioned electrical power to an equipment

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level

High Voltage Multiplier – A high voltage multiplexer generates from a typical bus-voltage an output voltage of several thousands volts.

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level

Capillary Channel Flow Electrical Subsystem for ISS (Power Supply for an experiment)

Electronic Power Conditioner (EPC) for Space Communikation – An EPC provides the electrical power for a Communication Tube (eg. TWT, Klystron). The output voltage varies between 20 Volt and 20.000Volt

Battery Management System – A Battery Management System organises charging and discharging of a battery with the feature to enable longest possible lifetime of the battery in orbit.

DC/DC Converter – A DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level.

DC/DC Converter Electronic Power Conditioner – converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level.

Power Conditioning Unit – A Power Conditioning Unit provides stable electrical energy to a number of equipments.

DC/DC Converter – DC/DC-Converter converts electrical voltage from a particular level to a different level

Software development – Database backend and asteroid trajectory propagator

Software development – Development of tools for system concept analysis, clean space, pointing error engineering, FDIR, launcher GNC

Launcher selection and orbit injection

Support GNC system – De-orbitation and risk analysis, visualization GNC console, real-time camera/LIDAR simulation

Mission analysis, trajectory optimisation, life time prediction

AOCS SCOE (special check-out equipment for AOCS)

S-Band TMTC unit

RF-Communications Equipment for remote Control (256 kbps Uplink) and Video-/ Data Downlink (4 Mbps)

© SpaceTech
ISS Demonstrator, ICARUS Animal Tag

The ISS Demonstrator consists of Antennas für transmission and reception and the required electronics. The animal tag consist of an extremely light tag, including GPS, Solar array, battery and micrelectronis.

© DLR
Frequency reference unit (FRU)

The FRU provides the frequency references for the oscillator and the optical parametrical oscillator of the pulsed laser source. It contains several diode lasers, a methane cell, a wavemeter and the associated electronics.

© ESA
Structure and mechanism of the calibration subsystem – Mechanical structure with motordriven filter wheel mechanism and baffles

Sunhield with solar generator (SSH)

The Sunshield protects the telescope from the thermal, visible and infrared radiation of the sun and provides the required operational power.

© ESA
Solar generators with deployment mechanisms

3 Solar generators with deployment mechanisms, including HDRM

OGSE (Optical Ground Support Equipment)

Im Bereich des Optical Ground Support Equipments bietet die Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH attraktive Lösungsbausteine aus erfolgreichen Projekten zu der Gestaltung von Messplätzen.

© NASA EOS
Laser Ranging Interferometer (LRI)

Retroreflector, Optical Bench, Instrument AIT BUS: Primary Structure, Tertiary structure, Antenna Boom, MGSE

LRI: High precission optics and highly stable optomechanics (CFRP, Zerodur, titanium) for beam shaping, routing and detection
BUS: highly stable CFRP Structures and a deployment mechanism.

Developing of a solar array

Deployable Booms for satellites

As the outer segments and the complete boom fold out separately, there are only two degrees of freedom during each fold-out procedure; only three degrees of freedom in the case of spin-stabilized satellites. The design principle of the Double Star boom can be adapted to a variety of spinstabilized satellites. A concept for an active, springdriven deployment, using redundant deployment springs at the hinges is available for non-spinning satellites. Both versions can be realized either with one or two boom segments. The length of the deployed boom can be extended to more than four meters, depending on the dimensions of the spacecraft and on the mass to be deployed.

© SpaceTech
System engineering and part procurement support

Solar generators, Coldgas propulsion system, Satellite primary structure

Ground Support Equipment / tailored transport container for a safe transport of satellite

© Artist's concept of the Gokturk 2 satellite. Credit: Turkish Aerospace Inc.
Solar generators with deployment mechanisms and pyrodrive modules

High resolution remote sensing satellite, resolution 2.5 m(PAN),5 m(MS)

Solar generators with deployment mechanisms and pyrodrive modules

Spectrometer/Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) for observation of X-rays

Subsystem structure


  • Mechanism

  • Thermal control

  • Energy supply

  • Attitude control

  • AIV of client satellite

  • GSE

© Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd.
Deployment mechanism of the solar generators

High resolution earth observation for GIS, 0.7 m GSD

The patented deployment mechanisms of the solar generators are optimized for high torque, low friction and low shock loads

PanelMechanism – Gyros, ADCS I/F units, Magnetometers, Reaction Wheels und GPS

Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE)–> Handling of optical instrument Sentinel-4 UVN

VDI2230:2014

Systematic analysis of highly loaded bolt connections



ECSS-E-HB-32-23A

Threaded Fasteners Handbook

Product development

Design and analysis, full qualification campaign

Development of Reliability Approaches, Case Study

Requirments Definition, Trade-Off Studies, Structures and Thermal Analyses

Test Prediction, -plan,  -campaign and -correlation

Structures and Thermal Analysis payload equipment

Structures and Thermal Analysis payload equipment

Structures and Thermal Analysis payload equipment

Support for Structures Analysis for primary structure

Structures and Acoustic Analysis for primary structure

- Mechanical test planning and
on-site test lead engineering (including whole S/C)

Software Engineering Consultancy

Coding, test and debugging on various software modules

System Test of Precise Time Facility (PTF) at GCC Oberpfaffenhofen

The PTF generates the Galileo system time. We developed the Systrem Test Specification and conducted a software based system test of the PTF Oberpaffenhofen.

IRS Instrument Control Unit System Software Engineering Consultancy

On-board Software for control of the IRS payload, an infrared telscope and interferometer, plus auxiliary devices

Gravity CIAO

Gravity CIAO is a second generation instrument for the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI), designed to enhance the near-infrared astrometric and spectro-imaging capabilities of VLTI. KTO has analysed the optical performance of the instrument.

Erosion Deposition Monitor

The EDM diagnostic monitors the chamber walls of the ITER fusion reactor for surface erosion and/or material deposition after plasma operations. For this non-contact in-situ surface analysis the system is relying on a dual beam speckle interferometry. KTO is responsible for the system design as well as for optical and opto-mechanical design.

H-Alpha and Visible Spectroscopy (H-alpha)

As an optical diagnostics, the H-alpha instrument measures emissions from hydrogen isotopes and impurities in the ITER fusion process. KTO is responsible for the system design as well as for optical and opto-mechanical design.

Software for calibration and alignment

Definition of line shape stability and optical alignment requirements

Straylight analysis of the SSH baffle

IOV des “flexiblen DOCON” (Down-Converter von 30 auf 20GHz)

Synthesizer-Experiment mit Synthesizer-, Mischer-, Verstärker-und SPDT-Schalter-Modulen in LTCC.

Materials and processes

The manufacturing technologies developed for aerospace projects provide the INVENT GmbH with the means for customer-specific manufacturing of lightweight components and high performance materials that enable extreme conditions like temperature, stiffness of thermal expansion in correlation with weight minimization. Therefor weigth- and performance-optimized materials from aerospace application are employed. The corresponding processes have been developed in the scope of aerospace programmes and, thus, are available for terrestrial applications.

Optical Bench for LINC-NIRVANA of the LBT (Large Binocular Telescope)

For the interferometric camera the optical bench was manufactured as large scale high precision mounting table from Aluminum/CFRP-sandwich platform and CFRP-wound struts with a maximum allowable deformation of 0.01 mm

Support structure for particle accelerator

etc. are employed for the construction of particle accelerators, as the required lightweight design can be combined with low thermal expansion.

Antenna reflectors

Combining latest premium materials from R&D in an optimised sandwich design enables a significant performance increase compared to traditional aluminum construction methods. CFRP/CFRP reflectors are therefore able to transmit higher data speeds at a lower antenna weight even under extreme space conditions with temperatures of +/-150°C.

STANT (2009-2011)

FLANT (2012-2015)

HISST (2009-2011)

HISST2 (2011-2012)

H2KAR (2012-2018)

Heat transfer plate and Magnetic torquer frame

INVENT designed and manufactured magnetic torquer (air coil) frames for the SWARM satellites. Further on, thermally high conductive CFRP plates made of K13 pitch fibre were made.

BELA (BepiColombo Laser Altimeter) support structures

The BELA SPU, a straylight protection unit for the BepiColombo laseraltimeter, was designed, analysed and manufactured by INVENT. The key challenges for this unit were the very small dimensions, severe mass requirements and the Gold plating on CFRP sandwich parts.

ARA reflector – INVENT will manufacture the Euclid HGA reflector assembly

Support structures

INVENT is in charge of the development and manufacturing of Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) support structures which includes the helium tank, mid thruster, reaction wheel and panel supports.

Thermal Plate

INVENT manufactured thermal plates from highly conductive CFRP (featuring K13 pitch fibre) for the GRACE-FO satellite.

Aluminum sandwich panels

INVENT manufactured Aluminum/Aluminum sandwich panels incl. all inserts for the FormoSat 5 satellite.

Aluminum sandwich panels

INVENT manufactured approx. 70 Aluminum/Aluminum sandwich raw panels for the first 14 Galileo satellites.

CFRP waveguides and thermally high conductive parts

Following a 3 year development INVENT manufactures raw CFRP waveguides and thermally high conductive CFRP parts for the SAR antennas of TerraSAR-X, Tandem-X and Sentinel 1A + B since 2004. Within these projects INVENT made more than 5000 CFRP parts for several QMs and FMs.

CFRP waveguides and thermally high conductive parts

Following a 3 year development INVENT manufactures raw CFRP waveguides and thermally high conductive CFRP parts for the SAR antennas of TerraSAR-X, Tandem-X and Sentinel 1A + B since 2004. Within these projects INVENT made more than 5000 CFRP parts for several QMs and FMs.

CFRP waveguides and thermally high conductive parts

Following a 3 year development INVENT manufactures raw CFRP waveguides and thermally high conductive CFRP parts for the SAR antennas of TerraSAR-X, Tandem-X and Sentinel 1A + B since 2004. Within these projects INVENT made more than 5000 CFRP parts for several QMs and FMs.

Isostatic mount

In the frame of the Herschel project INVENT developed and built mechanically high-stressed, but thermally isolating, isostatic mounts, made of CFRP & aluminum. Further on, a thermal strap out of copper and CFRP could be developed. All components work under cryogenic temperatures between 2 and 4 K.

Aladin baffle trusswork

The ALADIN sun baffle consists of a CFRP strut framework. Each strut features CFRP inserts (to cover CTE mismatch) for the strut connection.

STSA and IOU suspensions

The IOU (Instrument Optical Unit) and the STSA (Star Tracker Sensor Assembly) supports were designed as CFRP/AlBeMet and Titanium/Invar bipods. The major design driver was the required mechanical performance going simultaneously with a small thermal conductivity and expansion.

DMA boom

The deployable mast assembly (DMA) consists of a CFRP boom with titanium fittings, which support the Rover's stereo camera system.

OIMS primary structure, TSA hexapod

The Sentinel 4 UVN OIMS consists of CFRP sandwich panels, monolithic CFRP, GFRP and metallic parts. The Nadir Baffle (service temp. 140 °C) incl. CFRP vanes is fully bonded by adhesive. The TSA hexapod structure is made of CFRP struts incl. Titanium fittings.

Primary structure

The eROSITA structure is mainly built out of adhesive bonded CFRP/Aluminum sandwich panels for the optical bench and Aluminum/Aluminum sandwich panels for   radiators. Further on, CFRP struts (hexapod for opt. bench), GFRP struts for the radiator truss work and monolithic CFRP parts have been developed and assembled by INVENT.

Primary and tertiary structures

The ExoMars load-bearing structure of the orbiter mainly consists of CFRP & aluminum sandwich with
>5300 metallic inserts, heterogeneous aluminum cores, structural and thermal doublers, grounding and painting   (next to the central tube - not by INVENT). Additionally various CFRP, aluminum and titanium brackets for reaction wheels, LGA, He-tanks and star trackers were developed and manufactured

MGSE (Mechanical Ground Support Equipment)

MGSE Transport Container for Small Satellites / Instruments

The container system of Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH is individually suited to the size of your satellites or instruments. Our assurance of safe transportation goes without saying.
With these premises, we offer you optimal solutions for your transportation needs


  • hermetically sealed inner areas

  • defined gas atmospheres

  • vibration-reduced transportation

  • data connections for data recording during transport

  • adapters for transport systems (Euro / ISO pallets, lifts)

Deployable Booms for satellites

As the outer segments and the complete boom fold out separately, there are only two degrees of freedom during each fold-out procedure; only three degrees of freedom in the case of spin-stabilized satellites.
The design principle of the Double Star boom can be adapted to a variety of spinstabilized satellites. A concept for an active, springdriven deployment, using redundant deployment springs at the hinges is available for non-spinning satellites.
Both versions can be realized either with one or two boom segments. The length of the deployed boom can be extended to more than four meters, depending on the dimensions of the spacecraft and on the mass to be deployed.

fold-out solar panel structures

a panel structure consisting of 3 panels, development of a fold-out system with four exact constructional replicas and completely independent solar panels for small satellites

ACS Test Facility for the verification of micro and mini satellite busses

The ACS Test Facility includes:


  • air bearing table with a platform allowing free 360° rotation around the vertical axis and between 20° and 30° around the horizontal axes

  • high precision in-orbit earth magnetic field simulation

  • electronic center of gravity (CoG) calibration

  • adjustable and movable sun simulation

  • WLAN command line

  • safety mechanisms for save operation and satellite mounting

  • power supply and distributio

The PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) family is designed to ensure the safety of the CubeSat and to protect the launch vehicle (LV)

the primary payload and other satellites to be launched. After the safe transportation of the device into the orbit, a deployment with a high reliability and a low spin rate is achieved by patented design principles. After a successful deployment, a telemetry signal is available for the launch provider.


The family of CubSat Deployer consists of the Single Picosatellite Launcher (SPL), the Double Picosatellite Launcher (DPL) and the Triple Picosatellite Launcher (TPL). The SPL is used to deploy one 1U CubeSat. The DPL is used to deploy one 2U CubeSat or two 1U CubeSats etc. The product line relies on a modular and redundant design

The ASG-1 is a high integrated rate sensor for space applications

It is designed especially for small satellite applications. Outstanding features are low mass and size as well as the low energy consumption. The ASG-1 measures angular increments in three orthogonal axes. Using these angular increments, the rotation speed of the satellite and the relative position of the satellite in relation to a starting point are calculated.

Transfer of space know how and technologies in terrestrical applications

product line of reaction wheels (RW1, RW35, RW90, RW150, RW250)for small satellites

reaching from the world's smallest commercial reaction wheel RW 1 (10-4 Nms) to the RW 250 (4 Nms). The reaction wheels RW 90 and RW 1 are already flight proven. Four reaction wheels RW 90 come into operation at the small satellite TET-1 (launch in 2012).  State of the art feedback systems in combination with model based controller algorithms making smart reaction wheels the ideal solution for zero-momentum attitude control strategies because these reaction wheels will operate with high accuracy as well in the "low wheel speed region". Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH

Sensor systems for seismic reconnaissance

Test bed for rotation sensors /Test Beds and Apparatus Engineering

Test bed for rotational speed sensors. The test bed allows new combinations of measuring tasks. Therefore the sensors can be checked under different application scenarios.

Main functions:
• wide speed range
• high temperature loads
• Rotational vibrations of the code wheel
• maximum air gap
• air gap jumps
• free positioning of the sensors in four axes in relation to the code wheel

KERAMIS GEO (Ceramic Microwave Circuits for Satellite Communication)

Fraunhofer On-Board Processor (FOBP) – reconfigurable on-board processor (OBP) for communication applications

PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle

PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle

PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle

PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle

PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle

PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle

PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle

PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle

PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle

PSL (PicoSatelliteLauncher) – family of PicoSatellite Launcher (PSL) ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle

Reaction Wheel 90 – RW to control satellite attitude

Reactionwheel 1 – RW to control satellite attitude

Reaction Wheel 90 – RW to control satellite attitude

Reaction Wheel 90 – RW to control satellite attitude

Reaction Wheel 90; AGS-1 – RW90 and high integrated rate sensor AGS-1 to control satellite attitude

Reaction Wheel 90 – RW to control satellite attitude

complete manufacturing of MTG cable harness – harness assembly of all components/ units (sensors, actuators) with power und data management units

Reaction Wheel 90 – RW to control satellite attitude

Reaction Wheel 1 and TPL – RW to control satellite attitude and TripleSatelliteLauncher to ensure the safety of the CubeSat and protect the launch vehicle

complete manufacturing of Galileo cable harness – harness assembly of all components/ units (sensors, actuators) with power und data management units

Reaction Wheel 1 – RW to control satellite attitude

Reaction Wheel 1 – RW to control satellite attitude

Reaction Wheel 1 – RW to control satellite attitude

Reaction Wheel 1 – RW to control satellite attitude

Reaction Wheel 90: RW to control satellite attitude

CAD Harness Design for EDRS-C – complete CATIA V5 design of system harness loom segregation loom design DMU bundle routing mass assessment, COG assessment, as build adaptation between DMU and physical Mock-up for applications in high security terrestric environments

Reaction Wheel 1: RW to control satellite attitude

Reaction Wheel 1: RW1 – RW to control satellite attitude

Reaction Wheel 1: RW to control satellite attitude

GSE (Ground Support Equipment) for small satellites / tailored transport container for a safe transport of satellite

MERTIS (Mercury Radiometer and Thermal Infrared Spectrometer) – MERTIS, imaging spectrometer for surface investigation of Merkur

Design of EDRS cable harness (MCAD) complete manufactuiring of cable harness – harness assembly of all components/ units (sensors, actuators) with power und data management units

PFS Planetary Fourier IR Spectrometer – instrument for infrared spectroscopy; informations about the nature of atmosphere

Panel Mechanism, Gyros, ADCS I/F units, Magnetometers, Reaction Wheels and GPS in TRITON Platforms

GPS Receiver – Global Positioning System

Propulsion System MICROJET

Microjet, developed by AIG (Aerospace Innovation GmbH) of Berlin, is a modularly designed propulsion system for Nanosatellites and Microsatellites based on the gas-resistojet-concept. It consists of a PST (Pressure Tank Unit) with nitrogen which is filled or drained, respectively, through a FDU (Fill and Drain), a FCU (Flow Control Unit) responsible for the control of correct propellant mass flow, as well as one or more THUs (Thruster Units). Each of these THUs contains a pulse valve and a nozzle for the actual thrust generation. Additionally, according to the definition of the Resistojet-concept, an electrical resistance-heating element might be applied for higher performance demands. The entire propulsion system is controlled by the PCU (Propulsion Control Unit), which can also be resigned of, if the satellite itself is capable to control the Microjet propulsion subsystems.

PFS Planetary Fourier IR Spectrometer – instrument for infrared spectroscopy; informations about the nature of atmosphere

Propulsion System AQUAJET

Aquajet is a small satellite propulsion system designed and developed at AI (Aerospace Innovation GmbH), Berlin. The objective is on-orbit qualification/verification of the Aquajet system performance on the TET-1 mission. The Aquajet micropropulsion device is an enabling system, small enough to provide its services to future pico- and nanosatellite missions. In particular, the micropropulsion device is an enabler for the positional control of nanosatellite constellations.

Festkörperspektroskopie (studies of material properties of solid states)

MUPUS Thermal Mapper und ROLIS – measuring the mechanical and thermal properties of external comet layers

Cosmic Dust Analyzer (CDA) – analysis of ice and dust grains in and near the Saturn system

studies with camera systems

research stations on the Mars should collect scientific information

PFS Planetary Fourier IR Spectrometer

instrument for infrared spectroscopy; informations about the nature of atmosphere

WAOSS Stereo Camera

WAOSS stereo camera (Wide-Angle Optoelectronic Stereo Scanner) global topographical mapping with good ground resolution.

EGSE (Electrical Ground Support Equipment)

Das EGSE dient der Integration und Inbetriebnahme sowie dem Test eines Satelliten bzw. der Satellitenkomponenten.

Die Aufgaben eines EGSE umfassen:

◾Energieversorgung des Satelliten

◾Erfassung, Darstellung und Archivierung von Messwerten

◾Senden von Telekommandos

◾Empfang von Telemetrie

◾Telemetrie-Verarbeitung, Interpretation, Darstellung und Archivierung

◾Entwicklung, Validierung und Ausführung von (Flug-)Prozeduren

Reaction Wheel 90

Reaction Wheel 1 and TPL

Radiators with different coatings

GFRP struts for PLM

MLI for NOMAD Instrument

Multilayer Insulations; HPS equipped the whole EDM Module inside and outside with MLI and will land with 10kg MLI on Martian surface