Date Added: Aug 2010
Astrium is a world leader in the design and manufacture of satellite systems, payloads, ground infrastructure and space equipment for a wide range of civil and military applications. Satellites typically have lifetimes of between four and twenty years and during that time, reliability is the number-one requirement. Testing of components must be carried out to the point of no failure and this process is both time-consuming and expensive. The fundamental challenges for Astrium are to cut the cost of developing components and to reduce the number of different components required. To master these requirements Astrium chose Siemens PLM Software. Astrium deployed the Teamcenter digital lifecycle management solution which plays a key role in this effort. Teamcenter demonstrated its value early on by resolving the problems.