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Chair of Space Technology

About Us

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


Rocket launch with student experiment


After one and a half years of preparation, student experiment TUPEX-6 (TU Berlin Picosatellite Experiment 6) is close to the finish line. On the coming weekend, the small satellite developed by the international team will be ejected from a sounding rocket. During its time in the milligravity environment, the goal is to demonstrate an innovative attitude control system on board of their Free-falling Unit (FFU). more to: Rocket launch with student experiment

BEESAT-4 passes and images DLR satellite BIROS

Camera frame and Sun vector at the time of the first image acquisition

Just before its second anniversary on orbit, the CubeSat BEESAT-4 (1kg) of TU Berlin passes the minisatellite BIROS (140kg) of DLR. BEESAT-4 passed BIROS on September 5th 2018. The closest approach happened at 3:27pm UTC nearby the south pole. At that time the distance was around 3.7km. The flyby was used to demonstrate the 3-axes stabilized attitude control and point with the camera towards BIROS. more to: BEESAT-4 passes and images DLR satellite BIROS

Project SALSA completed


The project SALSA, in which an on-orbit spectrum analyzer was developed, was successfully completed with the qualification review on June 28th 2018. The next step is the integration into a satellite bus as port of the SALSAT project... more to: Project SALSA completed

TechnoSat – Mission Accomplished

Antarctic shelf ice recorded by TechnoSat

Last Saturday marked the first anniversary of the launch of TechnoSat. Since it’s separation on the 14th of July 2017 at 09:03:30 UTC the satellite has almost completed the planned one-year mission after 5438 orbits. more to: TechnoSat – Mission Accomplished

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

Raketenstart mit Studierendenexperiment


Nach anderthalb Jahren der Planung und Entwicklung steht das Projekt TUPEX-6 (TU Berlin Picosatellite Experiment 6) kurz vor dem Abschluss. Ende der Woche soll der von dem internationalen Studierendenteam entwickelte Kleinstsatellit aus einer Höhenforschungsrakete ausgeworfen werden und im freien Fall einen innovativen Lageregelungsmechanismus erproben. more to: Raketenstart mit Studierendenexperiment

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

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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 516
Marchstraße 12-14
D-10587 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 314-21305
Fax: +49 (0)30 314-21306