29th European Space Thermal Analysis Workshop

3–4 November 2015

ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands



The 29th European Space Thermal Analysis Workshop was held on the 3–4 November 2015 in ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. It was organised by the Thermal Analysis and Verification Section of the Thermal Division.

The Workshop was intended to have four main purposes:

  • allow an exchange of views on the use of thermal analysis software
  • provide a forum for contact between the developers and the users
  • present new versions of the software and solicit feedback from users
  • present new methodologies, standardisation activities, etc.


The proceedings of the workshop are made up of the schedule, the list of participants, and all of the presentations themselves. Participants will receive an electronic version of the proceedings.

The electronic version of the proceedings consists of PDF files that have been generated at screen-resolution for preview using the Adobe Reader.
Some of the PDF files contain embedded movies, or links to external movies, of pre-recorded demonstrations made during the presentations. Embedded movies can be played directly from Adobe Reader provided that a current version is installed and a Flash/Shockwave player is available on the system. In case an embedded movie cannot be played directly it can be manually extracted from the PDF file and played with an appropiate player. Several players exist for most platforms.

Disclaimer: owing to the inevitable differences between the original authors’ systems, the ESTEC/TEC-MTV machines, and at the end-users’ sites, ESA/ESTEC is unable to guarantee that these documents will produce identical screen or printed output across all combinations of system, font and printer installations.


Title and Author: Size:
Complete proceedings
[including all presentations]
45.6M Download
Schedule, Participants list
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482K Download
[no presentations]
226K Download
Welcome and introduction
Harrie Rooijackers (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
1M Download
OrbEnv — A tool for Albedo/Earth Infra-Red environment parameter determination
Alex Green (University College London, United Kingdom), Romain Peyrou-Lauga (ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands)
5.3M Download
Mercury Retro-Reflection — Modelling and Effects on MPO Solar Array
Anja Frey & Giulio Tonellotto (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
3.3M Download
On the thermal design and modelling of calibration blackbodies for the FCI and IRS instruments on MTG
Nicole Melzack (RAL Space, United Kingdom)
1.2M Download
Development of methodologies for Brightness Temperature evaluation for the MetOp-SG MWI radiometer
Alberto Franzoso (CGS, Italy), Sylvain Vey (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
2.8M Download
MASCOT thermal design — how to deal with late and critical changes
Luca Celotti & Magorzata Soyga (Active Space Technologies GmbH, Germany), Volodymyr Baturkin & Kaname Sasaki & Christian Ziach (DLR, Germany)
2.7M Download
Solar Orbiter SPICE — Thermal Design, Analysis and Testing
Samuel Tustain (RAL Space, United Kingdom)
1.2M Download
Spatial Temperature Extrapolation Case Study — Gaia in-flight
Matthew Vaughan (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands, Airbus Defence and Space, France)
2.5M Download
Accelerating ESATAN-TMS Thermal Convergence for Strongly Coupled Problems
Christian Wendt & Sebastien Girard (Airbus Defence and Space, Germany)
745K Download
OHB System — Thermal Result Viewer
Markus Czupalla & S. Rockstein & C. Scharl & M. Matz (OHB System, Germany)
2.1M Download
Overview of ECSS Activities for Space Thermal Analysis
James Etchells (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
1.9M Download
Improve thermal analysis process with Systema V4 and Python
Alexandre Darrau (Airbus Defence and Space, France)
2.4M Download
Finite element model reduction for spacecraft thermal analysis
Lionel Jacques & Luc Masset & Gaetan Kerschen (Space Structures and Systems Laboratory, University of Liege, Belgium)
2.2M Download
The Thermal Design of the KONTUR-2 Force Feedback Joystick
Ralph Bayer (DLR, Germany)
1.5M Download
ESATAN Thermal Modelling Suite — Product Developments and Demonstration
Chris Kirtley & Nicolas Bures (ITP Engines UK Ltd, United Kingdom)
9.4M Download
Timothee Soriano & Rose Nerriere (Airbus Defense and Space SAS, France)
2.1M Download
Thermal Spacecraft Simulator Based on TMM Nodal Model — Return of Experience
Sandrine Leroy & Francois Brunetti (DOREA, France)
298K Download
Correlation of two thermal models
Marije Bakker & Roel van Benthem (NLR, The Netherlands)
991K Download
Experience of Co-simulation for Space Thermal Analysis
Francois Brunetti (DOREA, France)
180K Download
GENETIK+ — Introducing genetic algorithm into thermal control development process
Guillaume Mas (CNES, France)
1.7M Download
Proceedings cover page
[no presentations]
141K Download
CD label and cover
[no presentations]
85K Download

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Further Information

The next workshop will be held at 5–6 October 2016 at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

If you would like further information about the 29th European Space Thermal Analysis Workshop please contact:

Benoit Laine,
Thermal Division,
P.O. Box 299,
2200AG Noordwijk,
The Netherlands

Email: Benoit.Laine (at)

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