Tubsat B [TUB]
TUBSAT-B (Technische Universität Berlin Satellit B) was an experimental earth observation satellite developed and built by the Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik at the TU-Berlin.
The mission of TUBSAT-B is to test high resolution attitude control subsystems. For this reason TUBSAT-B is equiped with three first generation reaction wheels developed by TUB. Furthermore it has a star sensor on board, which is the successor of the one used in TUBSAT-A.
It was built on a box-shaped structure of 38 × 38 × 50 cm and a mass of 40 kg. The payload is a 1 m focal length telescope. As imaging device the star sensor is used in camera mode.
Contact was lost after only 39 days of operations. Nevertheless almost all experiments were done successfully.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||1185 km × 1207 km, 82.57°|
|Tubsat B||1994-003B||25.01.1994||Pl LC-32/1||Tsiklon-3||with Meteor-3 6|