Partners & Sponsors
Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors for their work and generous Support
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Chair of Computer Science VIII
Aerospace Information Technology
The Chair for Aerospace Information Technology of the University Würzburg is our most important partner. Prof. Kayal already has gained a lot of experience with REXUS Projects and Space Projects over all. He and his Team will provide us with a place to work, knowledge an the necessary tools and testing facilites we need to make a succesful launch in 2018.
The TU Wien Space Team is a student led group with emphasis on aerospace engineering at the TU Wien, Vienna, Austria. The main focus lies on the design of experimental rockets, rocket engines, mini satellites and much much more. With their expertise on building on-board electronics for experimental rockets, the TU Wien Space Team will adapt their flight management system to utilize it as on-board computer for the Daedalus project. Furthermore, it supports the project with mechanical designs.
The JMU, as the university of most of our members, supports us with premises, expertise and contact persons, who are always at hand with advice and deed, and also forward valuable contacts to us to cope with our project. We are headed by
Prof. Dr. Hakan Kayal (Professor für Raumfahrttechnik) of chair of Computer Science VIII Aerospace Information Technolog.
TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.
TU Wien is the alma mater of the TU Wien Space Team and acts as a pivot point of its activities.
ACIN is the Automation and Control Institute of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Wien, Vienna. The institute supports the TU Wien Space Team by providing facilities like office rooms and technical equipment.
The German Aerospace Centre DLR (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the federal government for the planning and implementation of the German space programme. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for the nation’s largest project execution organisation.
DLR has approximately 7400 employees at 16 locations in Germany: Cologne (headquarters), Augsburg, Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Goettingen, Hamburg, Juelich, Lampoldshausen, Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen, Stade, Stuttgart, Trauen, and Weilheim. DLR also has offices in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and Washington D.C.
The Swedish National Space Board, SNSB, is responsible for national and international activities relating to space and remote sensing, primarily research and development.
The SNSB is a central governmental agency under the Ministry of Education and Research.
SNSB has three main tasks:
- to distribute government grants for space research, technology development and remote sensing activities
- to initiate research and development in Space and Remote Sensing areas
- to act as Swedish contact for international co-operation
Basic research is financed via the Ministry of Education and Research. SNSB functions as a research council for Swedish research using equipment in space or at high altitudes in the atmosphere.
The Swedish space programme is carried out by means of extensive international cooperation, in particular through Sweden´s membership of the European Space Agency, ESA. SNSB’s responsability for international activities includes the Swedish involvement in ESA as well as bilateral cooperation within space. Most of the activities funded by the Swedish National Space Board are carried out in cooperation with other countries.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA’s Education Office is responsible for the Agency’s corporate education programme which can be broadly subdivided into the following categories:
These include the full participation of university students in all aspects of programmes to design and develop small satellites, and experiments that are flown on various platforms, such as balloons, sounding rockets, and parabolic flights. These often include project-related workshops and training by experts.
Opportunities for students
The ESA Education Office supports student participation in conferences and workshops, including the meetings of COSPAR and the annual International Astronautical Congress.
Support to teachers
In recent years, ESA has been supporting the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) project, which envisages the establishment of contact and resource centres which are manned by education experts and integrated into national educational systems and networks. A variety of educational materials has also been developed for students of various ages.
We help you make better use of space
As a world-leading facilitator of space programs, SSC enables governmental agencies, companies and other commercial or research institutes to make better use of space.
The shared name of our Group of companies, SSC technologies and services enable successful space projects for the telecommunications, security, meteorology, positioning, scientific research, remote sensing or other industries.
Through the unflagging efforts of our 650 employees, we provide specialised competence in space systems, space and satellite operations, rocket and balloon systems, launch services, flight test services as well as maritime surveillance.
Supporting customers with local presence on all continents, we offer extensive application-specific solutions comprised of systems, sub-systems, instruments, technology, and support services.
Our 40 years of experience make SSC one of the most experienced and established businesses in our field.
We help customers gain new understanding of the potential resources in space – as well as to utilize space for the benefit of business and mankind on Earth.
The Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) is part of the Department of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen. In September 1985 the institute was founded as a research center mainly concentrated on the investigation of phenomena under conditions of weightlessness and questions related to space technology. Today ZARM is internationally established as a competent partner with a multidisciplinary expertise in space science and technology as well as fluid mechanics. It is involved in the theoretical and experimental exploration of fundamental physics questions as well as in technological developments for space missions and the performance of microgravity experiments e.g. on the ISS.
ZARM’s main laboratory is the Bremen Drop Tower. It offers the opportunity for short-term experiments (9.3 seconds) under high-quality microgravity conditions and is the only laboratory of this kind in Europe. Due to the very successful operation by the ZARM Drop Tower Operation and Service Company (ZARM FAB) the demand for drop tower experiments has continuously increased. Today the Bremen Drop Tower is usually booked out for one year in advance.
ZARM is committed to the promotion of pupils and young scientists on different levels. The non-profit association Friends of ZARM (Förderverein ZARM e.V.) is funding students by offering awards for outstanding Bachelor and Master theses. In cooperation with the University of Bremen ZARM is also involved in several outreach programs for pupils. We especially want to encourage girls to develop an interest in the so-called STEM fields since the percentage of women in departments like physics or engineering still needs to be increased.
Daedalus Project Sponsors
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. As a “one-stop shop” offering a diversified and targeted programme portfolio, the FFG gives Austrian businesses and research facilities quick and uncomplicated access to research funding.
The FFG has been a generous founder of the TU Wien Space Team and we thank gratefully that the Daedalus Project is supported again.
The bmvit, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, provides general framework for infrastructure from rail to road, water and air to telecommunications and technology development in Austria. Being the official holder of the FFG the bmvit is part of the successful story.
ANSYS, Inc. is an American Computer-aided engineering software developer. Ansys publishes engineering analysis software across a range of disciplines including finite element analysis, structural analysis, computational fluid dynamics, explicit and implicit methods, and heat transfer. By means of this software we can simulate and develop a suitable structure of the SpaceSeeds.
Swiss u‑blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u‑blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u‑blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost‑effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.
CadSoft is sponsoring us with licences of EAGLE (Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor): a low-cost, easy to use, powerful PC-board design tool. This enables us to develop high-sophisticated onboard electronics.
The core competencies of GLENPRO are Product development, CAD design and technical project management.
GLENPRO implements these on the national and international market of the plastics processing industry as well as the automotive sector.
GLENPRO’s support on Daedalus: Facility and CAD infrastructure (CATIA V5); Mechanical engineering / development support; 3D-prints of samples
Mouser Electronics is an authorized global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, focused on the rapid introduction of the newest products and technologies for design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com is updated daily with products from more than 600 industry-leading manufacturers. Mouser’s customer service offices are located throughout Europe, headquartered in Munich, and offer best in class customer service in local language and local currency, in combination with same-day shipping and fast delivery and worldwide. For more information visit https://eu.mouser.com
AST Systems is part of The AST Group and has over 25 years’ experience in the field of satellite communications. AST Systems is truly dedicated to providing unbiased and reliable satellite communication services, working with end users to provide tailored and specific solutions. AST Systems has worked with the Daedalus Project for some months and is providing Iridium Short Burst Data Modems and airtime services, ensuring that the data collected is secure and uninterrupted throughout the SpaceSeeds’ ‘free-fall.’ Find out more about our products and services at www.theastgroup.com
Materialise incorporates 27 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world.
Since its founding in 1972, Digi-Key has been committed to offering the broadest selection of in-stock electronic components, as well as providing the best service possible to its customers, aiding students and faculty engineers through the entire teaching and learning process. Digi-Key stocks over 1.0Million plus SKU’s from over 650 major manufacturers of electronic components, along with providing the best in industry repository of technical data to aide in academia. Digi-Key provides special support for Capstone projects and other team events involving students engaged in STEM education endeavors.
KSat e.V. is a non-profit society which was founded in spring 2014. Our 30+ members are students of all semesters, mostly with a background in aerospace engineering. The society is open to students of every subject.
Their goal is to encourage our members to launch their own space project during their studies. Further, we aim to spread knowledge and passion for space related topics and provide a platform for the communication between students, industry, researchers and the general public.
A young and innovative team who would like to help you deal with development boards, computers, operating systems and the web.
Thanks to blackit.de for the quick provision of the web hosting area at the beginning of the project until December 2017.
But also for the provision of the required software and design licenses as well as storage and accounts on our own GITLab system on git.blackit.de, which serves as a working platform for software development.