Space Station Design Workshop

The Space Station Design Workshop (SSDW) is a one-week teaching & working seminar. The participants learn and practice Systems Engineering and the concept design of manned space systems in competitive teams.


Currently planned for 01.10.2021 – 09.10.2021


Organized by the Institute of Space Systems of University of Stuttgart in Germany. Delivered right to your home!

This years workshop will be held in digital form for your health and safety.


Students and young professionals from all disciplines and all nationalities!


  • Design a crewed space system and mission in a hands-on workshop environment
  • Experience systems engineering, project management and team organization
  • Use advanced concurrent design methodology and customized software tools
  • Be part of an international and interdisciplinary team

What do you need?

  • English language skills
  • Interest in human spaceflight
  • Ability to work and communicate in an international multidisciplinary team

How much?

The workshop itself is free of charge thanks to our sponsors and supporters.

Our current Sponsors & Supporters

Comments from Past Participants

The SSDW was an incomparable experience. It was a challenging week with a steep learning curve. Not only did we manage to design a venus mission in a concurrent working environment within a week(!) we also had lots of fun with fellow participants.
Julia Zink
Cost & Risk Analysis - Team Blue 2019
The dynamic interaction, team spirit, fast pace and international cooperation is an experience that is incomparable to any other university workshop I have experienced so far. It truly is a hackathon for space stations that can give you an in depth insight into space mission design in such a short time.
Marlin Kanzow
Thermal Control System - Team Red 2019
The SSDW trully simulated the environment of a collaborative international space mission. It was a unique experience, where people from all over the world came together to combine their knowledge and passion towards the design of a revolutionary Venus mission. It was an eye-opening experience for me, where I learned much and developed myself as an engineer.
Efstratios Rigas
Project Management - Team Red 2019
The SSDW was one of those milestones that marks you for life. The international environment, the experts and the mood all add up into a perfect combination of talent, innovation and passion for space. I, for sure, recommend everyone to apply for this great workshop because it enables to enhance your soft and time-managing skills and it helps you to get into a strong network of space professionals.
Pablo Alejandro Pinilla
Mission Analysis - Team Blue 2019
The SSDW and it's organisers managed to fulfill one of my childhood dreams and opened the whole new and wonderful world of science I had never been a part of before. This Workshop helped me to reveal my hidden talents and apply them into practice, having become the life experience I will never forget.
Adelina Khalaua
Journalism - Team Blue 2019