Kai Höfner, M.Sc. 
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Curriculum vitae 
Year of Birth: 1989
Position: Project Scientist 


Bachelor of Science Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Master of Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany 
09/2013 - 11/2013
Trainee at Airbus Defence & Space Deutschland GmbH,
Section Navigation and FCS Sensor Systems, Manching
10/2014 - 04/2015
Master Thesis at Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR),
Institute of Flight Systems, Braunschweig
since 2015
Scientist at the Institute of Space Systems Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Professional Memberships:

Founder and Board Member: German Association for Intercontinental Astronautics e.V.

German Association for Intercontinental Astronautics Link 

Selection of scientific publications:
Höfner K., Vahl A., Stoll E., "Impact of Satellite Reliability and Global Data Traffic on the Profitability of Communication Constellations", Reliability and Maintainability Symposium 2019, 28 - 31 January 2019, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Höfner K., Vahl A., Stoll E., "Impact of Thermal Subsystem Degradation and Simultaneous Component Failure on Satellite System Reliability", Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2018, 4  - 6 September 2018, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Höfner K., Vahl A., Stoll E., "Cost-Efficient Satellite Constellation Design by Network Reliability Analysis", Reliability and Maintainability Symposium 2018, 22 - 25 January 2018, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Höfner K., Vahl A., Stoll E., "Satellite Architecture Optimization via Adapted Reliability Analyses from Commercial Aviation" International Astronautical Congress 2017, 25 - 29 September 2017, Adelaide, Australia.
Ben Larbi M.K., Grzesik B., Trentlage C., Yang J., Höfner K., Stoll E., "Algorithm and Technology Development for Active Debris Removal at the Institute of Space Systems", Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2016, 13 - 15 September 2016, Braunschweig, Germany.