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Integrated Research Platform for Affordable Satellites

Stäbler, Tina and Echsel, Markus and Ehresmann, Manfred and Fugmann, Martin and Galla, Daniel and Gottschalk, Nicole and Hümbert, Simon and Lengowski, Michael and Marigo, Gloria and Müller, Ilja and Sakraker, Isil and Skalden, Jonathan and Springer, Patrrick and Stindl, Torsten and Fasoulas, Stefanos and Klinkner, Sabine and Voggenreiter, Heinz (2019) Integrated Research Platform for Affordable Satellites. In: 70th International Astronautical Congress. 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 21.-25. Okt. 2019, Washington D.C., United States of America.

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To persist in the future of space business low cost satellites, which can be produced in high quantities in less time, are mandatory. In the project IRAS (Integrated Research platform for Affordable Satellites), new technologies are investigated and developed to significantly lower the cost and production time for satellite components. To achieve this, additive manufacturing techniques using polymeric, metallic, and ceramic materials are combined with multifunctional and bionic structures, resulting in lightweight, cost-efficient and integrated structures. Advanced propulsion technologies are also considered within this project as well as the implementation of off-the shelf components from other sectors such as automotive electronics. In addition, a Digital Concurrent Engineering Platform (DCEP) is under development, enabling engineers to jointly develop satellites in a novel way without the need for physical proximity. This paper presents the concepts and current developments in these fields and details how new technologies can be combined to develop multifunctional structures such as the integration of cables directly into additively manufactured satellite structures. These new developments are integrated in the technology demonstrator satellite missions SOURCE, a CubeSat which passed the preliminary design review in the beginning of 2019, and a microsat OREUS.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/132548/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Integrated Research Platform for Affordable Satellites
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Stäbler, TinaTina.Staebler (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3645-1423
Ehresmann, Manfredehresmann (at) irs.uni-stuttgart.deUNSPECIFIED
Gottschalk, NicoleNicole.Gottschalk (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hümbert, Simonsimon.huembert (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lengowski, Michaellengowski (at) irs.uni-stuttgart.deUNSPECIFIED
Marigo, GloriaGloria.Marigo (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Müller, Iljailja.mueller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sakraker, IsilIsil.Sakraker (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2666-3446
Springer, Patrrickpatrick.springer (at) ipa.fraunhofer.deUNSPECIFIED
Stindl, Torstentorsten.stindl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Fasoulas, Stefanosfasoulas (at) irs.uni-stuttgart.deUNSPECIFIED
Klinkner, Sabineklinkner (at) irs.uni-stuttgart.deUNSPECIFIED
Voggenreiter, HeinzHeinz.Voggenreiter (at) dlr.de /Inst.-LeiterUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2019
Journal or Publication Title:70th International Astronautical Congress
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:IRAS, Concurrent Engineering, Additive Manufacturing, Automotive Electronics, Satellites, CubeSats
Event Title:70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Event Location:Washington D.C., United States of America
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21.-25. Okt. 2019
Organizer:International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Space System Integration
Institute of Structures and Design > Ceramic Composite Structures
Institute of Structures and Design > Design and Manufacture Technologies
Deposited By: Stäbler, Tina
Deposited On:13 Dec 2019 10:19
Last Modified:13 Dec 2019 10:19

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