As the VSD project is moving closer to its final presentation, the developed software is already picked up by other research projects.
Among them is Stuttgart University in collaboration with EADS/Astrium Satellites, with a diploma thesis on modeling an example satellite called “FIRESAT”. The “FIRESAT” example is well described in literature (e.g. Space Mission Analysis and Design, Wertz) and shall thus be established as an open source modeling example in the space-domain. The thesis entitled “FIRESAT as open source example in satellite design” is thought to model the “FIRESAT” mission, systems and subsystems in the VSD data model, to provide an example for modeling satellite systems.