The transformation of all areas of life into a digital society is also fundamentally changing space travel. In the course of digitization, the phases in the life cycle of space missions, which are still separate today, are becoming more closely interlinked, starting with the initial idea, through development and the production, to operation and marketing. The resulting synergies promise the effective and efficient implementation of new mission concepts in the future. To this end, exemplary solutions are being developed with partners from DLR and industry, specifying the transformation process as well as the platforms and IT systems required for it. In view of increasing digitalization, however, the dangers of cyber attacks are growing. Critical infrastructures, which include space flight operations, communication networks and satellite navigation, are directly affected and require strategies for their protection. The longevity, complexity and distributed nature of space missions make their protection against cyber attacks a challenge for which innovative and intelligent solutions are sought, tested in real space projects and made available to DLR partners.
Digital Production Platforms
From idea to construction to operation, a spacecraft passes through several standardized phases between which contractually agreed interim results and areas are due. Technical changes and corrections in later phases are therefore often very time-consuming...[more]
Secure Software Engineering
The Secure Software Technology group investigates and develops concepts and tools to support the development of safe software systems in research institutions such as DLR. A particular focus is on the validation of development concepts and best practices through intelligent and data-driven analysis of the process data, metadata and artifacts that are generated in modern software development...[more]