31st European Space Thermal Analysis Workshop

24–25 October 2017

ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands



The 31st European Space Thermal Analysis Workshop was held on the 24–25 October 2017 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 upcoming European Space Thermal Engineering Workshop will be held on 29-31 October 2018 at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands. It will have a wider scope over 3 days and will address all aspects related to space thermal engineering, in particular:

  • thermal design (for platforms, instruments etc.)
  • thermal analysis and S/W tools
  • thermal testing
  • thermal control technologies
  • two-phase heat transport technology
  • interfaces between TPS and thermal control
  • technologies and methodologies related to small satellites and CubeSats
  • mapping of thermal results to mechanical models and guidelines for thermo-elastic (for thermal part)


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
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Title and Author: Size:
Complete proceedings
[including all presentations]
72.8M Download
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Welcome and introduction
Harrie Rooijackers (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
4.5M Download
A proposition for updating the environmental standards using real Earth Albedo and Earth IR Flux for Spacecraft Thermal Analysis
Romain Peyrou-Lauga (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
10.4M Download
JUICE Thermal Analysis Challenges
Alejo Ares (Airbus Toulouse, France)
5.6M Download
Thermal Modelling of Luna 27 Landing Site
Hannah Rana & Vito Laneve & Philipp Hager & Thierry Tirolien (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
4.3M Download
Construction of a reduced thermal model of a Traveling Wave Tube with a modal method
Martin Raynaud (Thales Alenia Space, France), Quentin Malartic & Frederic Joly & Alain Neveu (Universite Evry Val Essone, France)
1.5M Download
Baseplate Pyramid Modelling of the Calibration Target for the MetOp-SG Microwave Sounder Instrument (MWS)
Katherine Ostojic (RAL Space, United Kingdom)
926K Download
Enhancement of Loop Heat Pipe module for thermal analysis
Ludovic Zurawski (Airbus Toulouse, France), Patrick Hugonnot & Paul Atinsounon (Thales-Alenia Space, France), James Etchells (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
1.5M Download
Improved Integrated Way of Post-processing Thermal Model Data
Nicolas Bures (ITP Engines UK, United Kingdom)
660K Download
Thermal Analysis of Electrochromic Radiators on Sentinel 2
Oliver Kluge & Alexander Zwiebler & Dr. Tino Schmiel & Prof. Dr. Martin Tajmar (Dresden University of Technology, Germany), Martin Altenburg (Airbus Defence and Space, Germany)
2.1M Download
Thermal analysis approach for finding Bepi Colombo MTM SA wing generated PV power
Niels van der Pas (Airbus Defence and Space, The Netherlands)
834K Download
Time-Varying Thermal Dynamics Modeling of the Prototype of the REMS Wind Sensor
Maria-Teresa Atienza & Lukasz Kowalski & Sergi Gorreta & Vicente Jimenez & Manuel Dominguez-Pumar (Universitat Politecnica d’Catalunya, Spain)
891K Download
A MLI model based on transient model correlation
Jan Klement & Lena Botsch & Jonas Klose & Christian Walker (Tesat-Spacecom GmbH, Germany)
2.4M Download
Methods to Improve Thermal Test Efficiency (MITTE)
Patrick Coutal (Airbus Toulouse, France), James Etchells (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
2.8M Download
Thermal Modelling of EarthCARE Instruments’ Electronics Boxes
Allan Dowell (Thales Alenia Space, United Kingdom)
1.9M Download
Quality assessment for parameters obtained with model correlation
Jan Klement (Tesat-Spacecom GmbH, Germany)
1M Download
FiPS — Thermal Fluid-Structure Interaction
Patricia Netzlaf (Ariane Group, Germany)
1.4M Download
Multi-dimensional Ablation and Thermal Response Program for atmospheric entries
Viola Renato (University of Strathclyde, Scotland UK)
1.3M Download
ESATAN Thermal Modelling Suite — Product Developments
Chris Kirtley (ITP Engines UK, United Kingdom)
9.2M Download
Data exchange for thermal analysis — a status update
James Etchells & Duncan Gibson & Harrie Rooijackers & Matthew Vaughan (ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)
3.5M Download
Antoine Caugant & Rose Nerriere & Tomothee Soriano (Airbus Defence and Space SAS, Toulouse, France)
1.6M Download
Model correlation of Meteosat Third Generation Platform STM
Emmanuelle Fluck (OHB System AG, Germany)
4.3M Download
Development of a Modularized and Scalable Thermal Model for Small Satellites
Alexander Zwiebler & Oliver Kluge & Claudius Birkefeld & Dr. Tino Schmiel & Prof. Dr. Martin Tajmar (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)
1.9M Download
DySCo — improvement of thermal vacuum test monitoring and exploitation in real time
Guillaume Pelissier (Airbus Toulouse, France)
8.1M Download
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61K Download
Proceedings cover page
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51K Download
CD label and cover
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Further Information

If you would like further information about the European Space Thermal Engineering Workshop 2018 please contact:

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

Email: Benoit.Laine (at)

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Last Updated on 2017-12-14