Bringing together the competences of 17 Fraunhofer Institutes, the Fraunhofer Space Alliance conducts applied research in the field of industrial space technology.

Fraunhofer Technology for Space Missions#

The Fraunhofer Space Alliance and its Institutes have contributed to many different space missions.

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Virtual Satellite#

The Virtual Satellite contains a series of technologies and components of the Alliance's 17 member institutes.

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Fraunhofer Space Alliance#

Weather forecasts, navigation, real-time transmission for satellite TV or global Internet access – space industry applications and services have become an indispensable part of daily life, underpinning the importance of space technology for a modern industrialized society. In the Fraunhofer Space Alliance, the institutes pool their technological expertise in order to provide the industry and funding agencies such as the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission with a central contact.

Fraunhofer acts as systems provider, developing a wide range of top-quality components, integrating them into an overall system and delivering that system to the customer. The sheer technological variety of the participating institutes enables the Fraunhofer Space Alliance to offer its customers a unique range of services. Its business units are Communication and Navigation, Materials and Processes, Energy and Electronics, Surfaces and Optical Systems, Protection Technology and Reliability and Sensor Systems and Analysis.


Upcoming Events#

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London / 06/28/2021 - 06/30/2021

Reinventing Space

Leaders across a number of space exploration industries come together for London's leading trade exhibition for space industries and the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards ceremony.

Webinar / 06/09/2021 / 15:00-16:00

Effective encapsulation of liquids and solids: from batch to continuous flow production

Although numerous techniques are available to encapsulate active agents, one of the major challenges remaining in micro- and nanoencapsulation is to achieve a reproducible and constant product quality, especially at the industrial scale. In this webinar, we will present, among other things, the microstructured devices developed at Fraunhofer IMM for continuous encapsulation up to industrial scale.

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