Munich | Bucharest

Lightweight Structures

The predominant feature of lightweight structures made by HPS is: extreme. Extremely light, extreme stability against thermo-elastic deformation, extreme electric and thermal conductivity, and extreme geometrical accuracy.

In most cases HPS utilizes high-modulus carbon fibres in combination with special resin. systems.The portfolio offered ranges from structures and architectures for satellites made of CFRP and metal over mechanical subassemblies to pure CFRP-integrals.

In most cases HPS serves as prime for structural integrals; in addition, the company also offers engineering services in support of the customers´ own developments.

Thanks to a comprehensive data bank grown out of numberless campaigns of characterization over the past decade HPS can refer to a wealth of information regarding the behavior of composite materials.


For further inquiries please contact our chief engineer.

Success Trajectory

Structures for Satellites



  • Tellite structural panels out of CFRP
  • High thermal and electrical conductivity
  • Innovative grounding rail and grounding concepts
  • New concepts engineering (e.g. hexagonal tube concept)
  • Vibro-acoustic simulation
  • Secondary and terciary structures
  • Brackets, interfaces, inserts

Instrument Sub-Assemblies



  • Optical baffles (large and small size)
  • Optical benches and assemblies
  • Telescope assemblies
  • Full assembly development chain (design, analysis, manufacturing, assembly, assembly level testing)
  • Engineering services

CFRP Composites



  • CFRP composite lightweight structures and assemblies
  • Triaxial extreme lightweight structures and substrates
  • Hybrid laminates (CFRP/Titanium)
  • Composite struts and truss works
  • Elaboration of CFRP failure criteria
  • Elaboration of delamination assessment tools at HPS Portugal
  • Contribution to „Black Satellites“