Virtual Exhibition

Our virtual exhibition shows some examples of the Space Alliance competences in the fields Sensor Systems and Analytics, Sensor and Launcher Technologies, Optics and Materials and Processes.

The examples you find on this page are chosen exhibits which you can often find at our Fraunhofer Space booth at several different conferences and exhibitions. If you want to have a closer look at our exhibits, visit us at the events we are attending this year.

Sensor Systems and Analytics


Fraunhofer FHR

TIRA - Tracking and Imaging Radar for Space Observation

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Fraunhofer FHR

GESTRA EUSST and TX2 cutting-edge technology for SSA


Fraunhofer IMS

Optical sensors for earth observation and space robotics


Fraunhofer IST

Coatings for light weight materials for space applications

Satellite and Launcher Technologies


Fraunhofer INT

Radiation effects on different materials


Fraunhofer IPA

Sandwich wall of a cube satellite element with printed core and integrated functionality


Fraunhofer IKTS

MACARONIS: MAnufactured Ceramic AeROspike Nozzle In Space


Fraunhofer IWS

Aerospike engine manufactured by laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) with sophisticated post processing



Fraunhofer IOF

Optical freeform technologies for telescopes


Fraunhofer IOF

Optical bonding technologies for GRISM


Fraunhofer IOF

Fiber-/laser technology


Fraunhofer IOF

Additive manufacturing of metal optics


Fraunhofer IST

Optical coatings for space applications

Materials and Processes


Fraunhofer IFAM

Automated production of large CFRP components by adhesive bonding


Fraunhofer IKTS

Hybrid manufactured bone replacements


Fraunhofer IKTS

Hybrid manufactured aerospike nozzle


Fraunhofer IST

3D printing: surface technology for polymer parts


Fraunhofer IGCV

Additive manufacturing of smart parts

  • automated integration and bonding of sensors
  • part identification (in-metal RFID)
  • measurement of temperature, strain and vibration
  • contactless vibration measurement
  • multi-material processing

Fraunhofer LBF

Vibration reduction with vibroacoustic metamaterials


Fraunhofer LBF

Multifunctional design of lightweight structures for satellites


Fraunhofer IKTS

Customized ceramic solutions for advanced and harsh conditions

  • ceramic circuit boards for 5G/ 6G/ satellite communication
  • ceramic MEMS and optical packages
  • functional materials

Fraunhofer ILT

Additive manufacturing for aerospace components made by LMD


Fraunhofer EMI

Additive manufactured structually integrated heat pipes


Fraunhofer CPM

Additive manufacturing

  • programmable materials can perform system functions through their internal design
  • additive manufacturing (AM) is a key enabler
  • AM structure design enables desirable properties like stiffness variation or auxetic behaviour during elastic, reversible deformation
  • nickel-titanium alloy provides superelastic behaviour