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Problem solving for space

Space is becoming a domain no longer just in the realms of government. Industry, defence and entrepreneurs are all hurtling towards the Kármán line (100 kilometres above the planet’s surface – where Earth ends, and outer space begins) to benefit human-kind.

We utilise space today for the benefit of us here on Earth, for communications, securing our borders and innovations to assist in natural disasters and the environment.

To help solve the problems of getting to and from space, operating in space, and utilising data from space, Shoal uses our rigorous problem-solving capabilities to enable our clients to understand the full problem context. We help to develop new capabilities and technologies, make better decisions, adapt, avoid risks, and achieve objectives.

Why Shoal for space?

As a team of rocket scientists, physicists, mathematicians, and aerospace engineers, Shoal has been working in the space sector for almost two decades.

We have helped lead the development and growth of the Australian Space economy. Shoal became one of the earliest members of the Australian Space Agency’s Support Services Panel to help manage launch risk and safety, and was a founding member of the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre to develop technologies in advanced communications, satellite systems and Earth observation data services.

Shoal works through complex problems using Systems Engineering methodologies including Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Digital Engineering, along with Modelling, Simulation and Analysis (MSA). One of Shoal’s innovations is our Next Generation Flight Analysis Capability (NGFAC), successfully applied to support the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in the modelling and simulation behind the safe landing of the Hayabusa2 sample return capsule.

Challenges for the space industry

Shoal expertise

  • Fast, effective systems engineering development, reduction in deficiencies in space systems design
  • Flexible, agile, robust and scalable digital engineering capability
  • Digital systems engineering capacity and maintenance of a leading-edge mindset
  • Compliance to the Space Launch regulatory framework
  • Empirical evidence to demonstrate Space Launch compliance
  • Safe and effective sovereign space launches
  • Space system capability design and realisation
  • Space systems decision support analytics
  • High-fidelity space systems modelling and performance predictions
  • Revolutionising digital transformation in Space Systems Engineering
  • Application of machine learning to space based problems
  • Accelerating careers of next generation Space System Engineers