The segments of the Responsive Space system architecture also reflect the departments of the competence center
The task of the Launch Segment department is the research and further development of technologies for an independent reactive launch capability of small satellites from Europe or even from Germany within a few days or even hours.
The mission of the ground segment is to further develop and test technologies that enable the secure, short-term and independent provision of space-based information to the user.
The Space Segment is very heterogeneous due to its wide range of operational areas. Payloads from so-called "Space Functional Areas" are investigated. The work is divided into three main areas.
The Technology Demonstration Department designs mission concepts and scenarios around Responsive Space, develops end-to-end simulation environments for the entire system architecture, and combines ground, launch, and space segments into an overall architecture (System of Systems).