The SpaceCRAFT Framework
Space Competencies Recognition & Assessment Framework Tool (CRAFT)
A competencies framework designed for the space sector, with 57 competencies in 8 themes. Curated by the Space Skills Alliance.
Design and analysis of spacecraft, their subsystems, and components from an aerothermal and mechanical perspective.
Design and analysis of spacecraft electronic systems and telecommunications.
Production, assembly, and testing of components and subsystems for satellites, spacecraft, and ground stations.
Design and development of software for satellite operations and for processing of data collected by satellites.
Designing, developing and verifying a space system as an integrated system able to fulfil the objectives of a mission within acceptable technical and programmatic frames.
Work that supports the space sector as a whole such as through funding, policy development, economic analysis, and provision of education and training.
Work that supports the operations of a business, such as ensuring that projects run to time, people have the support they need, progress is communicated to clients, and finances and contracts are properly managed.
Competencies that are required for most roles in the sector, regardless of specialism.