Category: 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


MOVE-ON is developing a High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) as a experimental and testing platform for future satellite missions. Scientific and also technical payloads are build by the students, staff of the chair or external costumers. MOVE-ON is building on the experience of past satellite missions of the chair and the MOVE missions. More information […]


The first satellite built at TU Munich was a cooperation between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Chair for Astronautics (LRT). The 10x10x11.3 cm cube-shaped nanosatellite launched on Nov 21st 2013 from Yasny, Russia into a sun-synchronous orbit. The primary mission ended in late December the same year but First-MOVE continues to transmit its […]