BeeSat 5-8 [TU Berlin]
BeeSat 5 to 8 (Berlin Experimental and Educational Satellite) is a pico satellite constellation project of the Technical University of Berlin for further development and verification of miniaturized components for distributed pico- and nanosatellite systems in the framework of the PiNaSys II program.
Essential functions of a distributed system are the communication and the relative navigation among the satellites. At TU Berlin a picosatellite swarm mission is developed consisting of the four 0.25U CubeSats BEESAT-5 to BEESAT-8 with a mass of 330 grams each. The picosatellites were designed fully redundant and almost complete single-fault tolerant.
The primary mission objective is to demonstrate a newly developed communications subsystem in the UHF band and an experimental GNSS receiver. Furthermore, the satellites contain a multifunction optical attitude determination sensor and are equipped with corner cube reflectors on all sides for laser ranging from ground.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|BeeSat 5||-||2019||with ?, BeeSat 6, 7, 8|
|BeeSat 6||-||2019||with ?, BeeSat 5, 7, 8|
|BeeSat 7||-||2019||with ?, BeeSat 5, 6, 8|
|BeeSat 8||-||2019||with ?, BeeSat 5, 6, 7|