PROJECTS & PARTNERS
In phase 1 of GENA-Sat we carry out a de-risk activity for a Generic Flexible Nanosat Platform for IOD/IOV Services. This work is carried out and funded by the European Space Agency. We were recently awarded this contract from ESA and will carry out the work together with TUM and HPS for the next 6 months.
Together with the UK based Weaver Labs, we supported the blockchain company Datarella in the ESA kickstart activity Track & Trust: Space Linked Tracking project. We built a hardware platform for communication with the Globalstar satellite network, developed the corresponding firmware and concluded with a successful joint demonstration of a blockchain transaction via a satellite network. This will increase the trust for humanitarian aid and tracking services.
Thomas, Florian, and Rupert, as well as many of our employees and working students, gained their practical experience in spacecraft design at the LRT by launching CubeSats and high-altitude balloons. MOVE-II is a university satellite project based at the Chair of Astronautics (LRT) at the TUM. With more than 130 students they developed a 1-Unit CubeSat, which was launched with SpaceX in December 2018.
In 2018, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia offered to test-fly a power supply on their M2-satellite as an additional payload. So the Extendable Modular Power Supply (EMPS) project was created, based on a cooperation between the LRT, the UNSW and OroraTech. Its purpose is to further develop the power supply, which is spread over several redundant boards within the satellite. Two of those power supply modules were launched in late 2019 into orbit.