- Posted by Simon Albert
- On November 18, 2019
Airbus D&S is a major player in the New Space and Constellation market, as well as in the traditional Space sector. As such, we have gained extensive experience in dealing with automotive components. Automotive components are of tremendous and continuously increasing importance for current and future space programs. However, there are differences and challenges when using automotive parts in comparison to traditional Hi-Rel EEE components. We share our broad experience on handling the complete end-to-end supply chain process from the EEE manufacturer, to the final use of automotive components in space programs. There will be special focus on the definition of automotive components & standards, the motivation of using automotive components in space programs, the selection, procurement and use of automotive components in space programs and the main differences compared to traditional approaches.