Space Technology

Spacecraft Operations


Module forMaster
Responsible personProf. Dr.-Ing. Enrico Stoll
Contact PersonM.Sc. Steffen Reinert

Enrolment and teaching materials via ISIS

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Organization name Space Technology
Office F 6
Building F
Room F 507

Description of the module

The basics, as well as what has been learned in the previous, compulsory courses Space Planning and Operations 1, Satellite Design, Attitude Control, Space Sensors and Basic Course/Project Satellite Operations will be put into practice in the summer semester using the example of the TechnoSat/TUBIN satellite developed at TU Berlin. In the time-intensive operations course, the four operational phases of a satellite mission will be experienced. In the first half of the semester, students learn how to handle the individual systems and subsystems of the space and ground segment hand-on. This includes ground station technology for satellite operation, as well as software technology for the ground and space segment. The project work takes place in small groups. Current problems in the planning, implementation and evaluation of satellite operations are to be worked on. The students should develop an understanding of the planning processes and be able to plan, carry out, evaluate and expand the operation of space missions.


  • Experience important contents from space planning and operation I
  • Ground station technology and communication
  • Overview of ground station software
  • Project work in the context of TechnoSat/TUBIN mission operations
    • Planning,
    • Implementation,
    • And evaluation of mission scenarios with a satellite in orbit

Recommended Literature

Raumfahrtsysteme: eine Einführung mit Übungen und Lösungen, E. Messerschmidt ; S. Fasoulas. - Berlin u.a.: Springer, 2000. 533 S.
Space Mission Analysis and Design, W. Larson, J. Wertz, Kluwer, 1999
Space Stations. Systems and Utilization, E. Messerschmid, R. Bertrand, Springer 1999, 566 S.
Handbuch der Raumfahrttechnik, Hallmann, W. und Ley, W., München, Wien, Hanser 1999, 792 S.