Business unit Space



  • Light-gas acceleration facility covering impact speeds from 2000 meters per second to 10,000 meters per second and disposing of projectiles with sizes ranging from micrometers to centimeters
  • Simulation of functional environments during impact; high vacuum, electrical supply of components, pressure vessels, etc.
  • Interfaces for external diagnostics

  • High-speed photography and videography to optically visualize transient processes during experiment
  • Time-resolved emission spectroscopy for analyzing impact plasmas
  • Laser interferometry, laser Doppler velocimetry and acceleration sensors for recording accelerations and vibrations
  • Laser light sheet technique to analyze ejection processes of materials under impact
  • 3D scanner to record impact craters

  • Software tool PIRAT to calculate the failure probability of intern and extern satellite components under hypervelocity impacts
  • Hydrocodes and discrete-elements-methods tools to simulate impact phenomena
  • Model to describe impact plasma

Technologies for the development of scientific payloads and nanosatellites

  • Electronics laboratory  
  • Additive-manufacturing facility 
  • Integration room, clean room (gray room)
  • Test benches for vibration tests, shock-UHF (ultrahigh frequency) ground station