Sky is not our limit.
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space station design workshop
The Space Station Design Workshop (SSDW)
is a free-of-charge
-thanks to our sponsors and supporters-
one-week teaching & working seminar. The participants learn and practice Systems Engineering and the concept design of manned space systems in competitive teams.
Envision your vision.
22nd July – 28th July 2023
Workshop starts in
Applications are open now!
For more information on the application process and the requirements to participate check our FAQs.
Institute of Space Systems (IRS)
@ University of Stuttgart, Germany
Students and young professionals from all disciplines and all nationalities!
What you need:
English language skills
Interest in human space flight
Ability to work and communicate in an international multidisciplinary team
Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now!
Comments from past participants
Cost & Risk Analysis – Team Blue 2019
Rafael Y. Rivera Vargas
The SSDW is surely an intense yet enriching learning experience and challenge to overcome. Working with an international multidisciplinary team has allowed me to make connections within the aerospace industry I never thought I would!
Team Blue 2021
Thermal Control System – Team Red 2019
With the SSDW, I had the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary and internal team designing the structural concept of the A.M.O.R.E. lunar space station. The satisfying experience of developing the outer structure, selecting the materials, and planning the assembly process for the different modules has improved my engineering skills and broadened my horizons.
Team Blue 2021
Project Management – Team Red 2019
The SSDW is a great opportunity to get in touch with the development of a space project. The team-oriented challenge with students of all kind of backgrounds with passion for the space technologies is enhanced by the interaction with the experts and the short development time, forcing them to do their best to meet the challenge. If you could aply, do not hesitate to do so.
Mission Analysis – Team Red 2021
Pablo Alejandro Pinilla
Want to measure the peak of your diligence? SSDW is the place. It requires you to put in your best effort, but only to come out of it wanting even more. It’s dynamic organisation and a very steep learning curve benefits the students a great deal. SSDW is also an ideal event to learn and build contacts within the industry. I would do it all over again, no questions asked! It has an inspirational work culture and in no time, your team is like a family – you live the experience together.
Robotics – Team Red 2021
Journalism – Team Blue 2019
The SSDW is a great opportunity to apply the knowledge gained at the university. I have heard many space related topics at the university, but only in theory. You can only learn the real engineering processes during workshops like the SSDW. You will learn so much during this course, both technical parts from the SSDW experts as well as personal things about yourself, like how you act under pressure and to push your limits. I would recommend any student interested in space to participate in the SSDW.
Propulsion & Transport – Team Red 2021
One mission. Your vision.
Join the Crew – design your space mission!
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