Where space missions are born01 April 2019
Where space missions are born01 April 2019 A high-resolution radar mission to Earth’s ‘evil twin’ Venus, a spacecraft to detect the most powerful explosions in the Universe and an observatory for the cool, dusty cosmos to investigate the origins of stars: ESA’s Concurrent Design Facility has p...
20 years of ESA’s Concurrent Design Facility: an oral history01 April 2019 It looks like a flight control room, on the upper floor laboratory corridor of ESA's ESTEC technical heart in the Netherlands: interlinked console are ranged in front of a 6-m long multimedia wall, to host representatives of all space mission discipli...
M5 CDF Studies26 March 2019
M5 CDF Studies26 March 2019 The ESA Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) has recently carried out three assessment studies for the Science Directorate on the M5 mission candidates: SPICA, THESEUS and EnVision.
108 students take part in ESA Academy’s Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2018!12 November 2018 Last year, ESA pioneered a new Concurrent Engineering Challenge to educate and inspire university students. It proved to be such a success that a follow-up has now been run and completed.
SECESA 201829 October 2018
SECESA 201829 October 2018 The 8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference (SECESA 2018) was held in the city of Glasgow. It was jointly organised by ESA and the University of Strathclyde.
Small Planetary Platforms – A CDF Study09 July 2018
Small Planetary Platforms – A CDF Study09 July 2018 When the Solar System was formed, planetesimals constituted the building blocks of protoplanets and eventually of the planets themselves. Asteroids and comets are the remainders of that early stage and thus are of intense interest to the science commu...