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The Space Station Design Workshop (SSDW) is an environment for the multidisciplinary conceptual design of space stations and other orbital infrastructure. It has been developed at the Institute of Space Systems (Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme, IRS) of the University of Stuttgart.
In addition to using SSDW methodology and tools for research purposes, the SSDW staff is offering short courses and workshops to introduce students and professionals to conceptual design in a multinational, interactive, team-centered environment. Check below for more information on the upcoming events or browse through the history of past space mission designs on this website.
Ongoing development efforts are aimed at improving SSDW methodology and tools, to meet the expectations of tomorrow's space systems designers. This includes enhancement and expansion of the design environment for manned missions and space infrastructure beyond low earth orbit, supporting the extension of the frontier of human space exploration.
Unfortunately, the Institute of Space Systems will not offer a Space Station Design Workshop in 2013/2014 due to internal restructuring of the department and the ongoing adjustment to the new academic degree course.
Future workshops will be announced on this website in due time.
These pages are accessible through the menu at the top of the page.
- Home Overview about the Space Station Design Workshop
- Current Information on the last workshop (SSDW 2010)
- Methodology Introduction to SSDW's methodology and concept
- Tools Overview of the tools used within the SSDW
- History Information about and results of past workshops
- Media Images, videos and animations from past SSDWs
- Publications SSDW reports and publications by SSDW staff
- Contact Get in touch with the SSDW team