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The Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg's UWE-4 (University of Würzburg's Experimental) satellite will demonstrate the application of electric propulsion for attitude and orbit control in the 1U CubeSat class by employing the NanoFEEP (Nano Field Effect Electric Propulsion) thrusters developed by TU (Technical University) Dresden.

UWE 4 was launched in 2018 on a Russian Soyuz-2-1a Fregat rocket into a solar synchronous orbit.

Nation: Germany
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, TU Dresden
Contractors: Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, TU Dresden
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: NanoFEEP propulsion system
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 572 km × 585 km, 97.72°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
UWE 4 2018-111E 27.12.2018 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Kanopus-V 5, Kanopus-V 6, GRUS 1A, Flock-3k 1, ..., 12, Lemur-2 88, ..., 95, D-Star ONE iSat, D-Star ONE Sparrow, ZACUBE 2, Lume 1, Dummy, SAMSON-Dummy 1, 2, 3


  • Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg: UWE-4
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