SPACE TECHNOLOGY Steinbeis-Zertifikatslehrgang



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4.800,- plus tax includes lunch, coffe/tee and biscuits during breaks


The Steinbeis-Training as a “Space Systems Professional“

The German Aerospace Academy (ASA) and the Steinbeis University Berlin (SHB) want to contribute to preserve and extend the competitiveness and the innovative energy of German aerospace companies. Experienced specialists in the field of space systems will impart the necessary fundamentals for the understanding of space missions and knowledge for the development of products in space industry within the “Space System Professional” training.

The space sector’s leading role in nowadays technology development making it a very interesting activity for scientists, engineers and managers. Many modern day conveniences would not exist without the space industry. Television is broadcasted via satellites, navigation systems rely on satellite signals and microelectronics are a spin-off from space technology. In the same time, this sector is very challenging to its personnel and demands highest standards and highest reliability from products, processes and services.

Within the training as a “Space systems Professional” the certification course Space Technology at ASA gives an overview on space systems and contains amongst others orbital mechanics, propulsion and rocket science, satellite technology, atmospheric entry technology and manned space flight. High qualified experts will establish the realization of the academic theory with applications and examples in current space missions. Thereby they will share their know-how by explicating typical challenges and respective technical responses in product development.

Accomplished is the qualification by a half day day practical training at the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) of the University of Stuttgart. For many years the IRS gained worldwide acknowledgement on the research areas of electrical propulsion and atmospheric entry and developed unique test facilities in Europe. The practical training will be held by institute’s scientists to allow participants to get in touch with a plasma wind tunnel for atmospheric entry simulation with environmental simulation, integration of small satellites, electric propulsion systems and other facilities as well as to learn about first-hand experience in experimenting.

This training is intended for both young and experienced engineers or managers, who are interested in gaining or extending their knowledge about space activities and technologies for the development of new products in aerospace industries.

The 10-day training contains 8.5 seminar days at the ASA, a half day practical training at the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) of the University of Stuttgart and a one day workshop at the ASA. The course is divided into the following modules:

M 1: Introduction
• Overview and application areas
• History and contemporary examples
• Economic impact and geopolitical influence
• Scenarios of development and future concepts
• Space Technology as a civilising necessity

M 2: Space environment and orbital mechanics
• Environmental aspects
• Keplerian and Newtonian laws
• Vis-Viva-Equation
• Coordinate systems
• Attitude and orbit maintenance

M 3: Fundamentals of space propulsion
• Classical Newtonian reaction engines
• Tsiolkovsky rocket equation
• Energy and power limited reaction engines
• Concepts of staging
• Orbit manoeuvres
• Gravity-Assist-Manoeuvres

M 4: Thermal und electrical rockets
• Categorisation of rocket engines
• Analysis of propulsion systems
• Thermal rockets with ideal and real nozzles
• Chemical propulsion
• Electric propulsion
• Advanced propulsion

M 5: Power Supply
• Power demands
• Electric Power Systems
• Fundamentals of energy conversion
• System overview and typical subsystems

M 6: Thermal control systems
• Physical fundamentals
• Thermal analysis and design
• Test facilities

M 7: Atmospheric entry technology
• Ballistic and semi ballistic atmospheric entry
• Aerodynamic atmospheric entry
• Thermal protection systems
• Aerodynamic orbit transfer
• Test facilities

M 8: Data- and Communication systems
• Communication infrastructure for space missions
• Communication payloads
• Transmission topologies

M 9: Astronautics
• Overview of manned space flight
• Physiological and psychological aspects
• Life support systems
• Manned transfer vehicles
• Space stations

M 10: Practical Training at the IRS
Detailed hands on information and demonstration of:
• Electric propulsion systems
• Atmospheric entry simulation
• Environmental simulation
• Small satellite integration

To apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the seminars, each participant has to work on a transfer project. It will be defined on the first seminar days and the results will be presented on a workshop a few weeks after the last seminar.

The contents of the course are examined in a 2 hours written test. The grading will be based on the written test and on the transfer project with its presentation and defence. Upon successful completion the participant is awarded the title “Space Systems professional (SHB)” by the Steinbeis University Berlin. In addition 11 ECTS credit points are assigned.

The certification course is open for all participants with a bachelor’s degree in a technical as well as an economical subject. Two years of work experience and good English skills are expected.


 Benefit for the participant
• Gain the essential competences needed for working in a company or research institution of the   aerospace industry.
• Enhance your career opportunities through the Title “Space Systems Professional (SHB)”
• Be attested high theoretical and practical knowledge through the certificate of the SHB

Benefit for the company
• Be supported in the pursuit of sustainability and professionalism
• Profit from professional trained personnel, skilled in theory and practice of space systems
• Get the opportunity to develop new products to open up new markets in aerospace industries


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Monika Auweter-Kurtz
Leading expert in the field of space transport technology as well as an experienced lecturer for many years. Currently she is leading the German Aerospace Academy.

Adj. Assoc. Prof. / Priv. Doz. Dr.-Ing. Georg Herdrich
Professor at the Baylor University of Texas and Privatdozent at the University of Stuttgart. He is an expert in the field of atmospheric entry technology and has long-time research and teaching experiences in this field.

Dipl.-Ing. Roland Antonius Gabrielli
Scientist at the Institute of Space Systems of the University of Stuttgart in the research field of high enthalpy plasma streams and lecturer at the University.

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Pilz
Scientist at the Institute of Space Systems of the University of Stuttgart in the research field of atmospheric entry technology. He is also a lecturer at the German Aerospace Academy.

Offering price 4.800,- Euro (plus tax)
The fee includes lunch, coffee / tea and biscuits during breaks.

ZL Space Tec 1-3              06.-08.05.2013
ZL Space Tec 4-6              03.-05.06.2013
ZL Space Tec 7-10           17.-19.06.2013
ZL Space Tec 11                Workshop

05. April 2013

German Aerospace Academy (ASA)
Forum 1 am Konrad-Zuse-Platz 1
71034 Böblingen

Practical training
Institute of Space Systems (IRS)
Pfaffenwaldring 29
70569 Stuttgart

The Institute of Space Systems (IRS) of the University of Stuttgart has excellent equipped laboratories where scientists develop innovative technologies for space applications. For many years the IRS cooperates with national and international Space Agencies like NASA, ESA and DLR and participated in several multinational projects like CASSINI, EXPERT, X-38 and others.

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