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Space exploration problems and solutions with Simcenter

There are many challenges in designing space exploration technology due to the harsh environments involved in space exploration. This white paper leverages real-life mission examples and case studies to show how companies can utilize the Siemens Simcenter™ portfolio, part of the Siemens Xcelerator business platform of software, hardware and services, throughout the entire spacecraft design process, as well as with spacecraft testing.

Spacecraft design

During the spacecraft design process, engineers must address things like how the spacecraft will maintain communication with the home base on Earth, the optimum weight, the rocket propulsion system and the tank fueling sequence. Spacecraft simulation can help in each of these instances to find the right design that optimizes performance while taking boundary conditions into account.

Spacecraft simulation

Engineers must run spacecraft simulations across a number of disciplines throughout the spacecraft design process. Acoustics, rocket engine computational fluid dynamics (CFD), vibration and shock are all areas that benefit from simulation during spacecraft design. This white paper covers each of these areas of spacecraft simulation.

Spacecraft testing

Spacecraft testing is a crucial part of a mission, but it can be time-consuming and incredibly costly. For example, satellite acoustic testing is traditionally performed in acoustic reverberant rooms. Direct-field acoustic noise (DFAN) testing is an alternative method that’s gained attention in recent years. Learn how the Simcenter portfolio can aid acoustic testing, as well as other types of spacecraft testing.

Download the white paper now to learn more engineering space exploration technology faster and better with the help of spacecraft simulation and testing solutions.