2012-11
First Ideas

A two or three unit CubeSat, together with a scientific payload of the faculty of physics, was among the first ideas and concepts for MOVE-II.

2015-04
Offical Development Start / Funded by DLR

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), following a decision of the German Bundestag, via the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with funding grant number 50 RM 1509.

2015-11
System Design Review

The SDR shall propose the  system architecture and design.

2016-06
Preliminary Design Review

The PDR shall demonstrate that the preliminary design meets all our system requirements and provides the basis for proceeding with the detailed design.

2016-11
Critical Design Review

The CDR shall demonstrate that our detailed design is sufficient to proceed with full-scale production, assembly, integration, and test. The technical effort is on track to complete the flight and ground system development and mission operations.

2017-02
Feature Freeze

This milestone was intended to stop the main subsystem development. Big changes and “nice-to-have” features have to be avioded to in order to test the existent system extensively.

2017-11
Ready for Delivery

End of November, the testing and debugging phase of our satellite is finished. MOVE-II ready for delivery.

 

Working Hours (Students):
Lines of Code:
Consumed Coffee:
Active Members:
External Reviewers:
> 51,200h
> 1,655,000
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60
41

 

 

Working Groups

ADCS
ADCS

Attitude Determination and Control System:

Controlling and stabilizing the satellite’s attitude against disturbances using the earth’s magnetic field.

EPS
EPS

Electrical Power System:

Ensuring the generation, storage and controllable distribution of power to the other subsystems.

CDH
CDH

Command and Data Handling:

Providing the base for all commanding and payload functionality and controlling the systems state.

COM
COM

Communication:

Providing active up- and downlink to monitor and operate the satellite.

STR
STR

Structure:

Ensuring integrity during the rocket launch and in space. Responsible for the deployment of the solar panels and antennas.

THM
THM

Thermal:

Ensuring the optimal thermal conditions for the components to work efficiently in space environment.

PL
PL

Payload:

Analyzing next generation solar cells under space conditions.

AIT
AIT

Assembly, Integration and Test:

Ensuring the whole satellites functionality by assembling, correct integration and comprehensive testing.

OPS
OPS

Operations:

Enabling operators to analyze the satellite’s data and providing an interface to  control the satellite.

SE
SE

Systems Engineering:

Ensuring the different subsystems/panels work with each other and responsible for the overall planning, testing.