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System Analysis Space Segment
The main task of the System Analysis Space Segment (short: SARA) department is to analyse and evaluate existing and future space systems. This analysis and evaluation happens in terms of technical as well as economical and social aspects. The studies of SARA and the developments function as a preparation for activities in the field of system technology. SARA develops and uses qualitative and quantitative computer-based methods for the evaluation of space concepts concerning applicability, feasibility, acceptance, costs and benefit. Furthermore, these results are processed into decision guidance and recommendations for politics and policy objectives. National and European space flight shall thereby be further developed and managed in the long term. The German space position shall also be strengthened sustainably in the international competition.
Space Launcher Systems Analysis (SART)
The SART (Space Launcher Systems Analysis) group has the task of examining all types of future space launch systems and the thereof required engines by means of modern, computer-aided methods. One of the fundamental aims is to reduce the cost of access to space through the identification of viable technologies. Activities range from stand-alone preliminary studies to critical analysis and assessment of foreign concepts. Thanks to integrated vehicle and engine analysis performed within a single group, SART fills a unique position within the German space sector.
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