DLR-TUBSAT was launched on May 26, 1998 on a Indian PSLV-C2 rocket as a secondary payload into a sun synchronous orbit (altitude 726km, inclination 98.38deg) together with KITSAT-3. The primary payload was the IRS-P4 satellite. The development of the DLR-TUBSAT was a joint project of TU Berlin and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The satellite was designed for interactive earth observation where the target is not identified in advance and a search action is involved or the selected target has to be visually followed.

Flight Results: South Africa


Small Satellites: Past, Present, and Future 

TUBSAT: The Technical University of Berlin Satellite Program 

Matthias Buhl 

The Aerospace Press, AIAA, Helvajian & Janson (Editors), 2008 (ISBN: 978-1-884989-22-3)


Interaktive Lageregelung bei Nacht mit dem Mikrosatelliten DLR-TUBSAT 

Bleif, Jörn-Hendrik

Dissertation, Fakultat V (Verkehrs- und Maschinensysteme) , Technische Universitat Berlin, 2004


Flight Experiences with DLR-TUBSAT 

Stephan Roemer, Udo Renner 

Acta Astronautica, Volume 52, Number 9, May 2003, pp. 733-737(5)


Interaktive Lageregelung zur Erdbeobachtung mit Mikrosatelliten am Beispiel DLR-TUBSAT 

Stefan Schulz

Dissertation, Fachbereich 10 - Verkehrswesen und Angewandte Mechanik - Technischen Universität Berlin, 2001


DLR-TUBSAT: A Microsatellite for Interactive Earth Observation 

Stefan Schulz, Udo Renner

Small Satellite Systems and Services 5th international symposium, La Baule, France 2000