Simulation

The purpose of the simulation subsection is the testing and validation of our CubeSat design. Since the satellite can not be changed or improved after launch it is extremely important to design the CubeSat in a robust manner. All systems need to work as intended in an environment that can not be recreated completely here […]

Thermal

One of the main problems in Space Technology is the heat flow. Therefore the Thermal Control Group is developing ways to shield the CubeSat against the high temperature fluctuation in space without the usage of heat conduction or convection. A widespread method for this kind of problem are Multi-Layer-Insulations and Second-Surface-Mirrors. In addition to the […]

Structure

This subsection is responsible for the entire mechanical construction of the satellite. A central issue here is, of course, the housing, which stabilises the individual components of the satellite, protects them from radiation and dissipates any heat that arises. The positioning of all components on the surface and within the small housing is another task. […]

Power

This subsection deals with the generation, storage and distribution of energy for the satellite. To ensure the functionality of the other subsystems, a reliable energy supply is essential. The energy is generated by solar cells on the lateral surfaces of the satellite. A “Power Control and Distribution Unit” (PCDU) is used, which on the one […]

Mission

In addition to its vital components, every satellite that is launched into space also carries a mission that gives it meaning. In the space industry, these tasks are called missions, without which a satellite is not even launched. While 30 years ago nobody thought about garbage in space, today it is one of the dominating […]

ADCS

The ADCS-Subsection concerns itself with the determination of the position and attitude of the CubeSat and the adjustment of its orientation during mission-critical maneuvers. The team currently consists of roughly eight active members and commenced its work in late October 2018 What is ADCS about? The position of a satellite is determined by the orbit […]

Communication

The Communication Subsection designs and develops all the systems needed to communicate with and on the CubeSat. Current projects include the construction of our own ground station and a fail-safe bus system that will be used on our satellite. In our hardware-related projects, we mainly work with the programming languages MicroPython and C(++); Python is […]

On-Board Computer

On-Board Computer The special field of application of a satellite places high demands on reliability while at the same time limiting system resources. To take these factors into account, we work closely with other subsections and develop prototypes to validate our assumptions. Our subsection develops central software and hardware components to control the satellite. The […]