Future manufacturing of space components

Indications from the space industry state a change in matter of costs, volumes and lead time for communication satellites. Constellations involving hundreds, or even possibly thousands, of satellites are requested from customers. In these quotations it is vital to be able to offer a solution with low costs and short lead time, so vast volumes of satellites can be commissioned efficiently to offer good service to the inhabitants of the world.

RUAG Space AB, Gothenburg is a specialized manufacturer of reliable on-board satellite equipment and a contender on this market. This project aims at defining the prerequisites that requested to meet the market demands of higher volumes and shorter lead times to a decrease in product cost. The project also aims at identifying how RUAG Space will be able to manage a cyclic demand with a big variation in volume over shorter and longer time periods in the best way.

Participants

Björn Johansson (contact)

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Maja Bärring

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Daniel Nåfors

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Collaborations

Ruag Space AB

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

The Swedish National Space Board

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2018

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Production

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2017-09-19