Reaching for the stars
Students of the Technical University Munich getting closer to the stars by building and operating their own satellites.

About Us

MOVE is a student group at TUM for satellite development. MOVE is a cooperation between the Chair of Astronautics at TUM and the Scientific Workgroup of Rocketry and Spaceflight (WARR). The first phase of their current project MOVE-III is officially funded by the Technical University of Munich's Faculty for Aerospace and Geodesy.

We are a team of around 50 to 100 people and we have members from all over the world. We are not only working on projects together, but also good friends and have often fun together. Sometimes we go hiking or just chill together during a barbecue.

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Our Missions


MOVE-III is the first cross-institutional project of the new Faculty of Aerospace and Geodesy at the Technical University of Munich. It shall conduct in-situ measurements of submillimeter space debris and micro-meteoroid particles, making use of the Debris Density Retrieval and Analysis (DEDRA) sensor. The mission shall help to validate and improve the space debris models […]

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The MOVE-BEYOND satellite platform shall serve as baseline for the next satellites built at the Chair of Astronautics and – in case the systems get so far – be the platform for any missions of the origins-excellence cluster. Apart from the technical goal of developing one satellite platform that shall fly on at least two […]

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MOVE-II is a small satellite which was launched into space in December 2018. MOVE-II is a CubeSat, a tiny satellite with dimensions of 10 x 10 x 13 cm and a mass of 1.2 kg. It is the second satellite of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the follow-up project of First-MOVE. The name […]

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Latest News

Mission Control Status Update August

It is August now, means the most of our members have exams and therefore things are going a bit slower than normaly. Nevertheless the Mission Control (MC) team keeps working and learning. About nine participants were present for the latest MC training, led by Linda within the context of her master thesis. They already completed […]

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Interview with a Software Engineer

Matti Ukkola is 20 years old and is studying electrical engineering in the 4th semester at Technical University Munich. He joined the DOSIS team shortly after it was founded. -I was searching for student projects during the semester break and found the WARR web page, which is also advertises the move project. Then I visited […]

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Mission Control Status Update

Since Mission Control is the link between us and the satellites, it is a subsystem with great responsibility. This requires a high technological standard which is the reason the groundstation gets a software update! The new system is easier to handle, clearer and more stable than the old version. For example new diagramms are available […]

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Contact Us

We offer you:

  • real project experience (project with more than 70 people)
  • your own work in space
  • independent and self-responsible work
  • a good team spirit with many extracurricular activities
  • contact to staff members of the chair of astronautics and to space industry
  • Credits:
    • Bachelor/Master-Thesis
    • IDP, project seminar
    • Ingenieurspraxis

We are looking for:
...  students of the following studies or related subjects:

  • Web Development and Graphic Design
  • System Administration, Embedded Systems Development and Games Engineering
  • Business Administration Studies
  • Natural Science (Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science etc.)
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Credits at MOVE

Computer Science

  • Bachelor/Master-Thesis
  • IDP (Master)
  • Betreutes Forschen (supervised research)
  • Überfachliche Grundlagen (complicated)

Mechanical Engineering

  • Semester/Bachelor/Master-arbeit
  • Projektseminar (Bachelor [Master statt Semesterarbeit]) (Project seminar)
  • Contacts for Praktika

Electrical Engineering

  • Bachelor/Masterarbeit
  • Projektseminar (Project seminar)
  • Ingenieurspraxis