On-Demand Webinar

Spacecraft thermal control

Estimated Watching Time: 50 minutes


A telecommunications satellite orbiting the earth must accommodate higher payload powers with reduced mass, volume and cost.

In today's competitive context, telecommunications satellites must accommodate higher payload powers while reducing their mass, volume and cost. It leads to conflicting requirements, such as dissipating higher thermal loads with limited radiative surfaces.

Thermal Management System

One promising innovation for satellite thermal control is the use of an active thermal management system, where a fluid is used to harvest the heat released by the equipment and dispatch it to the radiative surfaces to optimize the heat rejection capabilities of the satellite. Integrating this concept in an operational spacecraft is a complex engineering undertaking. It requires the ability to conduct orbital thermal analyses in combination with actuator models, such as pumps and valves.

To generate the required energy, large solar panels must be deployed and positioned. This is yet another example where combining Simcenter thermal and mechanical capabilities can support actuators sizing, in the challenging context of dealing with the dynamics of large, flexible appendages.

Watch the webinar to learn more about designing innovative satellite architectures for success in this competitive market.

Satellite thermal analysis

In this webinar, you will find out how to:

  • Leverage Simcenter 3D and system simulation capabilities to support multi-disciplinary design tasks when developing innovative satellite architectures
  • Assess the performance of innovative satellite thermal management systems with active thermal control
  • Streamline the design of deployable structures and their actuators

Meet the speakers

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Jens de Boer

Simcenter Solution Manager for Aerospace

Jens is a passionate aerospace engineer. In the past 14 years at Siemens, he collaborated with aerospace companies to adopt and streamline their simulation and test processes throughout the development cycle.

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Sylvain Pluchart

Business Development Manager, Simcenter System Simulation solutions for Aerospace

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