Almatech Goes Hunting for Planets with Femap

By AlRobertson

Almatech is a Swiss aerospace company currently working with the European Space Agency with the development of a new space telescope to help identify and characterize exoplanets – worlds outside our own solar system.

In an interview with, Dr. Luc Blecha, CTO of Almatech, talks about development of the space telescope CHEOPS (Characterising ExOPlante Satellite), and the role that the finite element method played.

Almatech_Cheops_01-1_500x-.jpgFemap FE Model of CHEOPS Space Telescope

Read the article and see how Femap helped with the space telescope design.

This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at