|Project Name||Nano Satellitenmission für Forschung, Entwicklung und Ausbildung (TU Berlin Infrarot Nanosatellite – TUBIN)|
|Duration||01.04.2020 - 31.03.2024|
|Funding number||DLR FKZ 50 RM 1102|
The project is carried out in cooperation between the following partners:
Technical University Berlin, Chair Space Technology, DE
University of Würzburg, Chair "Information Technology for Aerospace" (ILR-Wue), DE
TUBIN (Technische Universität Berlin Infrared Nanosatellite) is a university satellite mission with the objective to demonstrate novel Earth remote sensing technologies for nanosatellites. Since power and size limitations prove prohibitive to accommodating cooled HgCdTe infrared detectors on a nanosatellite, TUBIN carries two uncooled microbolometer imagers. In addition, a third imager with sensitivity in the visible spectrum complements the infrared payload. The ground resolution of the thermal images is 147 m. Due to the much smaller pixel size, the images of the visible spectrum camera will have a ground resolution of 38 m.
Following the TechnoSat mission, TUBIN is the second satellite based on the TUBiX20 satellite platform of Technische Universität Berlin. Secondary mission objectives are:
the on-orbit verification of the high accuracy configuration of the TUBiX20 attitude determination and control system,
the in-orbit demonstration of the XLink S- and X-band transceiver of Berlin based company IQ Spacecom
the evaluation of a refined assembly of 10 mm commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) corner cube laser reflectors
TUBIN launched into 520 km SSO on board SpaceX’s Transporter-2 mission with a Falcon-9 rocket on June, 30th, 2021 and has been operated continuously to date.
TUBIN is supported by German Aerospace Center (DLR) Space Agency (Raumfahrtmanagement) with funds from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology (BMWT), Grant No 50 RM 1102