EcosimPro course in ESA ESTEC

Ana Veleiro & Victor Pordomingo, EcosimPro/PROOSIS

Last December a general course on EcosimPro was given in ESTEC, the main technological center of the European Space Agency (ESA). It was attended by engineers of the Power Systems Department, responsible for the generation, storage, conditioning and distribution of power for ESA space missions.

EcosimPro has been used for several years in Power Systems to verify the design of the batteries of the satellites and to ensure that the power available is sufficient to cover the requirements of all the sub-systems of the satellites for the duration of the mission, using libraries developed by ESTEC. The multi-disciplinary nature of the tool and its versatility allows it to simulate this type of model in which it is necessary to integrate different elements, such as the battery, solar panels, electronics and the calculation of the solar flux as a function of the orbit, attitude and geometry of the satellite, among other factors.