The Berlin Experimental Astronautics Research Student Team e.V. - or short BEARS - is a fairly new student club, being founded in May 2022. The members, consisting of students and scientific staff from TU Berlin, work and research on topics related to space technology and sciences. BEARS was founded by 12 students and has almost doubled its members since.
BEARS offers its members the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and practical skills through hardware projects. Other than common college projects, in BEARS you can accompany various projects from the very beginning, through and until the end of your studies.
Furthermore, the club strives for cooperation with national and international research institutions, industry, and other student clubs.
BEARS is organized in three different Work-Groups, which follow their own long term goals and organize their projects:
The Experimental Rocketry working group currently develops multiple rockets. These rockets are built based on solid-propellant engines. A bi-propellant engine and a test environment are in progress. The goal is to merge the work on rockets and on bi-propellant engines in the future.
The Science and Experiments group develops and operates science experiments and payloads. Furthermore, it develops, designs and builds satellite components and systems.
In the Robotics work group, robotic systems are designed, built, tested and operated. Currently, the group is focused on robotic implementation of in situ resource utilization technologies for various space environments. One of the projects in this area is the development of a mobile solar smelter which heats up the regolith on the surface of the moon to melting temperatures using sunlight. The goal is to create a sealed surface which can benefit various lunar construction ambitions like building roads or foundations.
Regardless of your academic background, if you are interested you can contact us via mail or on Instagram. Otherwise, you can join us in our weekly meeting at 6 pm in the F11 at the ILR.
Dare the limits.