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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 will be launched in 2018 on an Indian PSLV rocket into a 600 km 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: 600 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
UWE 4 - 2018 Sr PSLV with ?


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