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Chair of Space Technology

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Since its inception in 1963, the Chair of Space Technology of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics has successfully conducted research and educated systems engineers for the space industry. more to: About Us


The research of the Chair of Space Technology focuses on the miniaturisation of space technology, in particularly on the miniturisation of small satellite technologies at the component and system level. more to: Research


The study programme of the Chair of Space Technology mainly focuses on space system design, space technology, space management & operation. more to: Study

International Master's

The Chair of Space Technology has recently introduced a new international full-time Master’s programme in space engineering. more to: International Master's


TUPEX-6 selected to launch on REXUS


Recently students from the Chair of Space Technology were informed that their TU Berlin Picosatellite EXperiment 6 (TUPEX-6) has been granted a flight ticket for the REXUS 25/26 mission. REXUS (Rocket Experiment for University Students) is a joint program funded by the German, European, and Swedish space agencies as well as several companies. Starting in 2007, REXUS selects 8 to 10 student experiments per year to launch on 2 rockets. Fields of study include atmospheric research, physics, materials science, astrophysics, biology, and technology demonstration. The REXUS 25/26 mission is aiming to launch out of Esrange, Sweden in March of 2019. more to: TUPEX-6 selected to launch on REXUS

TechnoSat mission half-time

Horizont über Indonesien aufgenommen von TechnoSat am 29. November 2017

During orbit 2,742 on Sunday, January the 14th , at 09:30 AM (UTC) TechnoSat completed the first half of its mission. And the nano-satellite of Technische Universität Berlin is still in best condition. The platform has proven its reliability and robustness and mastered all tasks to full expectations. more to: TechnoSat mission half-time

Contact to BEESAT-3 succesfully established

First decoded frame of BEESAT-3

4 Years, 8 months and 20 days after being launched to Low Earth Orbit researchers from Technische Universität Berlin could establish contact to the Picosatellite BEESAT-3 on Sunday, 7th of January 2018 for the first time since its launch. The satellite was commanded from Berlin and its telemetry and morsecode-beacon were received in the Netherlands by radio amateur Jan van Muijlwijk (PA3FXB) of the CAMRAS foundation using the 25m antenna of the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory. more to: Contact to BEESAT-3 succesfully established

S-Net ready for launch

The four S-Net flight models and the checkout team in Vostochny

The S-Net Team of TU Berlin successfully conducted the final launch readiness procedure of the four satellites at the Vostochny launch site (Amur Oblast, Russia). The health status of the satellites has been checked, last updates were installed and the integration on the Fregat upper stage was prepared. The S-Net satellites are now ready for the launch!​ more to: S-Net ready for launch

S-Net - Acceptance Passed

The S-Net team with their four flight models, four deployers and one qualification model

The Acceptance Review for the distributed satellite mission S-Net has been organized in the beginning of November at Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrt (ILR) of Technische Universität Berlin (TUB). The invited review board examined the results of the extensive environmental test conducted on the four S-Net satellites. Subsequently, the board approved the shipping of the satellites to the spaceport. more to: S-Net - Acceptance Passed

Erasmus+ event at TU Berlin


The annual conference for the Erasmus + International Partnerships, which provided information on the Erasmus + call 2018 in the various funding areas, took place at TU Berlin on 16th/17th October 2017. This year's motto was "Across Europe's borders - 30 years of international EU cooperation with universities". more to: Erasmus+ event at TU Berlin

68th International Astronautical Congress


The 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the largest space technology conference, took place between the 25th and 29th of September 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. This year, and in addition to the 14 lectures held by TU employees, the TU Berlin was present for the first time with its own booth at the conference exhibition. more to: 68th International Astronautical Congress

BEESAT-4 images hurricane "Irma"

The eye of hurricane "Irma" as seen from BEESAT-4

On the 9th of September 2017 BEESAT-4 captured hurricane "Irma" over Cuba. The attitute control of the 3 axes stabilzed picosatellite was used to take targeted pictures. The experiment was commanded from the ground station of TU Berlin and a command list was saved in the memory of the on board computer. more to: BEESAT-4 images hurricane "Irma"

TechnoSat’s 1000th orbit

Pass control of TU Berlin's mission control center while TechnoSat's 1000th orbit

On September, the 19th 2017, shortly past 11 A.M. UTC-time we contacted TechnoSat on its 1000th orbit. The nano satellite was in range of our ground station on 234 of the 1000 orbits. The TechnoSat operations team could download over 8.5 MByte of telemetry data on these passes to determine the satellite’s condition. First experiments were also conducted with the payloads. Now payload teams can begin to evaluate the data of their systems. more to: TechnoSat’s 1000th orbit

TechnoSat: Test and commissioning

Angular rate of TechnoSat while detumbling

Currently TechnoSat’s systems are being evaluated. To do so the subsystems are activated separately to ascertain the performance of the platform. The team is happy to find all systems in an excellent functional state. TechnoSat has passed the start and his first weeks on orbit without defects. more to: TechnoSat: Test and commissioning

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Head of the Chair

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß
Phone: +49 (0)30 314-21339
Chair of Space Technology
Room F 515


Bettina Taube
Room F 518
Marchstraße 12-14
D-10587 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 314-21305
Fax: +49 (0)30 314-21306