This course will take place at ESA/ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands), remote participation will not be possible.
The course aims to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to acquire a good understanding of the pitfalls associated with the procurement of Electrical, Electromechanical and Electronic (EEE) components and associated costs. It will highlight the kind of impact EEE procurement can have on an initially foreseen project budget and schedule.
Costs related to the definition, procurement and acquisition of EEE parts, as well as the intensive test requirements to be qualified for aerospace use, before being launched as part of a spacecraft, need to be carefully accounted for and considered in early project phases. Project success can depend on the proper execution of these tasks.
Participants will acquire a good understanding of the pitfalls associated with the procurement of Electrical, Electromechanical and Electronic (EEE) components and associated costs.
The target group for the course are engineers and scientists working for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) who wish to have an insight into the different cost areas that need to be considered when working on a project. The course targets both SMEs providing flight products for major satellite programmes as well as companies working at lower TRL levels in technology programmes.
There are 40 seats available. A maximum of 2 participants per company can be admitted. Preference will be given to participants from SMEs. Please provide your esa-star entity code upon registration if available.
The course will be divided into theoretical and practical sessions.
The theoretical sessions will provide the theoretical basis to be able to carry out an assessment of the different cost areas that need to be considered when working on a project.
In the practical sessions, the trainees will be asked to identify the different cost areas that need to be taken into consideration for different given examples.
The course will cover the following areas:
If you cannot take part in the course, please inform the organisers at your earliest convenience by sending an email to: email@example.com. No-shows on the day will be excluded from future courses and events.