Space Technology

StudOps - TU Berlin Student Satellite Operation Team

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We use the department's satellites after their official end of life for practical projects alongside our studies. Currently, the satellites of the BEESAT family are used, mainly BEESAT-2, BEESAT-4 and BEESAT-9. In the meantime, the first TUBiX20 satellite TechnoSat has been retired.

In cooperation with the chair of space technology, 15 students work independently with the satellites. The focus is on the transfer of knowledge and the continuation of long-term experiments. We also regularly plan and evaluate our own attitude control, GNSS and image recording experiments.

Furthermore, we participate in the development of the software onboard the satellites and the ground stations and support the department in its public relations work.

BEESAT pictures

A small selection of images planned and acquired within the StudOps project taken with BEESAT-2, -4 and -9 in the last years.


One of the main aspects of our work in StudOps is to carry out our own experiments with the satellites in orbit. In addition to the planning and execution in orbit, this also includes the subsequent analysis. A full overview of our experiments can be found here. The following section shows our most recent:

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BEESAT-1: Reborn

Recommissioning of the first TU Berlin CubeSat after more than 10 years.

Public relations work

The Long Night of Science

During the Long Night of the Sciences (LNdW), we and the Department of Space Technology present our research to a broad public. We from StudOps organise the live mission operation event. We perform live mission operations with satellites in orbit or demonstrate them with development models if there is no satellite flying over Berlin at the time.
We also support the display of selected space exhibits and are happy to talk about current research topics. We will also be presenting ourselves there. You are welcome to come by and chat with us!


At exhibitions such as the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) 2022 in Berlin and the Space Tech Expo Europe 2022 in Bremen, we support the Department of Space Technology with the management of the exhibition stand. Here, we showcase the exhibited objects, in some cases also demonstrate their function, and are available to answer visitors' questions. We also take the opportunity to network with students from other universities, plan partnerships and make contacts for internships and the like.

School excursions

Tailored to the age of the pupils (from 5th grade), we offer an exciting insight into space technology during a project day. A particular focus is on demonstrating the underlying physical laws in practice. Furthermore, we give an insight into satellite operation and functioning. In between, the students are challenged to work independently and build a rocket or a 1:1 model of a satellite. If you are a teacher of a class or an upper school course, you are welcome to contact us (Contact) and together we will see how we can organise a project day for your students.


If you would like to contact us, the easiest way is to use our contact form.