In space-system design, many different engineering disciplines must be applied to derive the requirements and analyse the behaviour of the system. A tool based risk analysis is needed to provide the design engineer with the necessary information to identify spacecraft components requiring protection from various space environmental effects.
ESABASE2 addresses these problems by providing the means to establish a common analysis model, incorporating both the geometry of the system and other relevant data such as surface and material properties. Other commonly required data such as orbital position and attitude (pointing) may also be generated in standard formats. This data can then be used as input for any of the analysis modules accessible from ESABASE2.