Space technology is playing an increasingly important role in the day-to-day activities of communities, businesses and governments around the world.

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Technology that unperins our daily conveniences

From weather forecasting to internet access, emergency management and powering autonomous vehicles, Space technology provides the critical infrastructure that underpins a lot of the daily convenience’s communities have come to expect.

Space industry developments are crucial to helping us tackle some of today’s most significant challenges including bushfire management and weather monitoring as well as providing defence and national security capabilities. Given our increasing reliance on space technology, investments in the space industry will underpin technological and manufacturing developments in some of Australia’s most important sectors.

Advancements in space technology also means projects are becoming more challenging, complex and can span decades to completion.

The Australian space sector is adapting quickly to put in place up-to-date government policy as the space industry grows. To secure future opportunities for Australia, strategic investment is required to support initiatives in space vehicles and space facility developments while a sustained space product and services roadmap is also needed.

Our Approach

To support our clients’ space needs, SYSTRA understands that strong leadership and untiring will is required to support initiatives. SYSTRA has a core team of local specialists who are backed by international experts who are available to support our clients’ initiatives.

SYSTRA are also members of the Australian Space Agency Support Services Panel.

Assurance and Governance

SYSTRA can apply significant experience in the development of Governance processes and System Safety certification in the space, air, land and sea domains.

Our Systems Engineering expertise supports governance processes and allows customer acceptance to be followed through in the minimum amount of time, and while minimising risk.

Competency Frameworks

A competency framework will increase accuracy and consistency in organisational structures. Project leadership looks to a concept and overall plan, to acquire the skills necessary to conceive, to plan, to carry out and to close out a Space project in its entirety.

This includes initial planning, resource allocation, establishment of project requirements, credible cost and risk assessment consistent with the SYSTRA and customer vision, strategies, and objectives. Competency assures expertise across a diverse range of skill sets and highlights the projects’ ability to tackle the risks and project activities of the Space Project.

Management of Space Projects

SYSTRA can support project structure development, technology coordination, administration, documentation including finance, people competencies and responsibilities, project planning, time estimations, cost calculation and supervision services.

Management of space projects will be based failure consequences which are classified according to predetermined criteria, with a qualitative and quantitative basis of assessment.

Regulatory Frameworks

SYSTRA undertakes Security and Defence Projects using CoA airworthiness and space related frameworks. For space related activities, the applicable frameworks will align with:

  • Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018
  • Space (Launches and Returns) (General) Rules 2019
  • Space (Launches and Returns) (High Power Rocket) Rules 2019.

Our Capabilities

  • Systems Engineering
  • Launch Site Vibroacoustic, Blast, Shock Design and Layout
  • Payload and LV Design services
  • Space environment definition studies
  • Launch Vehicle (LV) Failure Modes and Analysis
  • Mission Failure probability modeling
  • LV Mission Statistical Analysis
  • LV Failure Analysis
  • Blast analysis
  • LV FEA and structural analysis and dynamics.

In addition to specific space related capabilities, we can also apply our multi-disciplinary skills to space-based projects including:

  • Human Factors (physiological and cognitive)
  • Asset Management (in the ISO 55000 sense)
  • Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) – including parts derating and electronics reliability predictions
  • Integrated Logistics Support (e.g. spares provisioning, Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM/maintenance programme development)
  • Obsolescence management

Other skills in Capability Acquisition & Sustainment

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