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Safety & Risk

In the past a near catastrophic accident with a Russian satellite has shown that reentering debris of satellites and burned stages are a potential risk for human life. Therefore the risk due to debris must be analysed in the process of design, in the operational and the post-operational phase of satellites and launch vehicles.

Our service provides the user with a variety of optimization constraints and analysis features suitable not only for early design phases but also for the ground segment.

Debris re-entry analysis based on stochastic and deterministic methods:

  • DARS: deterministic with multiple breakup
  • DIA: ballistic coefficient with a single breakup

Risk Analysis Module (RAM) for the computation of the casualty and fatality probability according to the latest ESA and NASA safety guidelines.
Through an semi-automatic procedure, a Monte Carlo analysis can be performed to compute the debris foot print.

impact swath  fragmentation