Image: TET-1: Fire watch from Earth or­bit. Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).

Convened by the Space Instrumentation Engineering Group in the Space Technology and Industry Institute, the Space Industry Supply Chain Readiness Course (SISCRC) will provide participants direct access to space hardened professionals with a collective 100+ years of securing and successfully delivering on billion Euro projects. Listen and interact with international space instrumentation and mission experts. Learn how to secure contracts and improve your space instrumentation capabilities to ensure your organisation becomes an established part of the global space industry supply chain.

Is contributing to successful space missions a goal of your company?

This exceptional two-day intensive course takes a systems-engineering approach, focusing on assisting Space industry companies to improve capability in designing, building, testing and verifying instrumentation to operate in orbit. You’ll also learn how to successfully secure and complete European Space Agency and NASA projects, and navigate the ESA European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS) standards.


Lectures will focus on procurement programs of NASA, ESA, JAXA etc and how to best position oneself for securing successful participation leading to generational ongoing success. Also, specific examples on how to plan, budget, deliver on complex high resolution Earth Observation satellite mission will be provided. Examples of dual sector project work will be showcased.

Help your company to reach more of its potential.

This course is an opportunity for space industry individuals and companies to learn from the experience and expertise of international experts from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and OHB SE. In addition it presents an excellent opportunity to network with different space industry players and to establish partnerships.


The Australian Space Agency goal is to triple the size of the space industry sector and create up to 20,000 new Australian jobs by 2030. The most effective way of generating such an ambitious number of jobs will be ensuring Australian organisations secure participation in major global space programs. Current projected domestic demand for space instrumentation missions will not result in enough jobs being generated. Ultimate success will be secured through winning and delivering into already defined global space instrumentation programs. A main focus on the workshop will be instrumentation relating to Earth Observation satellite missions multi to hyperspectral.

Guaranteeing success requires organisations to have the mastery of pitching for programmatic participation in existing global space instrumentation programs as funded by ESA, NASA, JAXA etc. and the space systems engineering skill set to qualify materials, components, sub systems and complete space craft missions for full life cycle deployment. From laboratory benchtop to space flight proven success

Who should attend?

Anyone with a background in electronics or systems engineering, engineering management or related technical roles who is currently working or wishes to work in the space domain.

For example Industry or academic based scientists and engineers that require expertise to qualify components, sub systems for space missions.

Industry organisations or professionals wanting to transition existing capability into global space industry projects.

Number of participants is capped.

Meet the presenters:

Dr. Andreas Eckhardt

Dr. Andreas Eckhardt obtained his doctorate PhD (Dr.-Ing.) at TU Berlin in 2002. In 2004 he began his work as Head of the Department Optical Sensors and Electronics. With 35 years of experience working for the DLR, a global player and Research Center for Aeronautics and Space with 10.000 employees, Dr. Andreas Eckhardt is a true expert in the field of Optical Sensor and Electronics and further aerospace-related fields.

Dr. Timo Stuffler

Dr. Timo Stuffler started his career in 1993 at Kayser-Threde with a PhD in physics and worked as a project and system engineer in mostly scientific satellite-born payload projects like XMM-Newton, Integral, Plasma Crystal or PACS/Herschel. He then changed to lead the Business Development at Kayser-Threde a company that grew from 170 to nearly 400 employees between 2000 and 2014. After the merge of Kayser-Threde and OHB System AG in September 2014, he took the position of Director Business Development at OHB-System; a company with 3,000 employees within the group and a yearly turnover > 1 billion Euros. Beside interests in all aspects of space, he has a focus for technologies being a key factor for successful space projects.

Mr. Johannes Buschek

Before Johannes Buschek started his work as an Analog Electronics Engineer he worked for several years as an Electronic Engineer for audio systems and loudspeaker companies. He was team leader “Analog Electronics” from 2016 to 2019 at Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH Berlin/ Burmester Home Audio GmbH Berlin and had responsibility as a technical project manager in different projects.

Mr. Buschek started his career as an Analog Electronics Engineer in 2020 and began his work at the DLR in 2021 at the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems, Department High-Speed Electronics.

Prof. Peter Moar

Prof. Peter Moar has worked on numerous space instrumentation missions as a part of his ongoing 16 year collaboration with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). Between 2015 to 2018 he and his team secured and delivered mission critical capability for the German Aerospace Centre’s (DLR) Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) global space 2.0 instrumentation mission.

Peter has over 24 years experience in international technology design, research and consulting from establishing global start up companies to streamlining global fortune 500 companies operations to bring complex products from design to mass manufacture.

He has delivered on numerous successful commercial and research projects with his network of international corporate and research partners with a focus on Industrie 4.0 applications in the automotive, space, and telecommunications sectors.

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