MOVE-II (Munich Orbital Verification Experiment II) is a CubeSat under development at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as a follow-on to the First-MOVE mission, with launch currently expected in late 2017/early 2018. About 90 Bachelor and Master students are currently working on the satellite, with one PhD student as full-time project manager. Our mission is funded by the German Aerospace Center DLR (FKZ 50RM 1509) as an educational project, and we are developing a satellite capable of supporting a scientific payload with challenging requirements. The goal of our mission is to test and verify the so-called satellite bus, meaning all parts of the satellite required to run the payload. On MOVE-II, this includes communications, on-board data handling, the attitude control system, the power supply system, the structure and the thermal control system. The launch of MOVE-II is currently foreseen for end of 2018.
MOVE-II is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, following a decision of the German Bundestag, via the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with funding grant number 50 RM 1509.
A. Lill, D. Messmann, M. Langer, “Agile Software Development for Space Applications”, Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2017, Munich, Germany, September 5-8 2017.
M. Weisgerber, F. Schummer, K. Steinkirchner, M. Langer, “Risk Reduction and Process Acceleration for Small Spacecraft Assembly and Testing by Rapid Prototyping”, Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2017, Munich, Germany, September 5-8 2017.
D. Messmann, T. Gruebler, F. Coelho, T. Ohlenforst, J. van Bruegge, F. Mauracher, M. Doetterl, S. Plamauer, P. Schnierle, T. Kale, M. Seifert, A. Fuhrmann, E. Karagiannis, A. Ulanowski, T. Lausenhammer, A. Meraner, M. Langer, “Advances in the Development of the Attitude Determination and Control System of the CubeSat MOVE-II”, 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS), Milan, June 3 - June 6, 2017.
D. Messmann, F. Coelho, P. Niermeyer, M. Langer, H. Huang, U. Walter, “Magnetic Attitude Control for the MOVE-II Mission”, 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS), Milan, June 3 - June 6, 2017.
N. Appel, A. Kimpe, K. Kraus, M. Langer, M. Losekamm, M. Milde, T. Pöschl, S. Rückerl, F. Schäfer, A. Stromsky, K. Würl, “TDP-3 Vanguard: Verification of a New Communication System for CubeSats on BEXUS 22”, Proc. 23rd ESA Symposium European Rocket & Balloon Programmes and Related Research’, 11–15 June 2017, Visby, Sweden.
S. Plamauer and M. Langer, "Evaluation of MicroPython as Application Layer Programming Language on CubeSats." ARCS 2017; 30th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems; Proceedings of, VDE, 2017.
M. Langer, M. Weisgerber, J. Bouwmeester, A. Hoehn, “A Reliability Estimation Tool for Reducing Infant Mortality in CubeSat Missions”, submitted for IEEE Aerospace Conference, Mar 4 - 11, 2017, Big Sky, Montana, USA
T. Gruebler, D. Messmann, M. Langer, “Investigating a Mass-Reproducible Attitude Determination and Control System on the nanosatellite MOVE-II”, 8th European CubeSat Symposium, London, UK, 2016, 7-9 September
M. Langer, J. Bouwmeester, "Reliability of CubeSats – Statistical Data, Developers’ Beliefs and the Way Forward", Proceedings of the 30th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, UT, 6-11 August, 2016, Paper SSC16-X-2.
C. M. Fuchs, N. Dafinger, M. Langer and C. Trinitis, "Enhancing Nanosatellite Dependability Through Autonomous Chip-Level Debug Capabilities," ARCS 2016; 29th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems, Nuremberg, Germany, 2016, pp. 1-4.
N. Appel, S. Rückerl, M. Langer, "Nanolink: A Robust and Efficient Protocol for Small Satellite Radio Links”, Proceedings of the Small Satellites Systems and Services – The 4S Symposium 2016, Valletta, Malta, May 30–June 3, 2016.
C. Fuchs, N. Dafinger, M. Langer, C. Trinitis, "Enhancing Nanosatellite Dependability Through Autonomous Chip-Level Debug Capabilities", Proceedings of the Small Satellites Systems and Services – The 4S Symposium 2016, Valletta, Malta, May 30–June 3, 2016.
M. Rutzinger, L. Krempel, M. Salzberger, M. Buchner, A. Höhn, M. Kellner, K. Janzer, C. G. Zimmermann, M. Langer, “On-Orbit Verification of Space Solar Cells on the CubeSat MOVE-II”, 43rd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), IEEE, Portland, Oregon, June 5- June 10, 2016.
Gutsmiedl J., Assmann T., Vogel D., Janke F., Langer M.: „Shape Memory Alloy Based Reusable Deployment Mechanisms for CubeSats”, 8th Pico- and Nano-Satellite Workshop on "Technologies for Small Satellite Research", Würzburg, Germany, September 15-16 2015
Fuchs C., Langer M., Trinitis C.: „Towards Efficient Dependable Nanosatellite Computing”, 8th Pico- and Nano-Satellite Workshop on "Technologies for Small Satellite Research", Würzburg, Germany, September 15-16 2015
Günzel P., Wei D., Gritsch A., Hoehn A., Langer M.: „Computer Aided Approach on Optimizing Solar Array Circuitry on CubeSats”, 8th Pico- and Nano-Satellite Workshop on "Technologies for Small Satellite Research", Würzburg, Germany, September 15-16 2015
Appel N., Klein R.D., Langer M.: „Developing a Next Generation CubeSat Radio Link”, 8th Pico- and Nano-Satellite Workshop on "Technologies for Small Satellite Research", Würzburg, Germany, September 15-16 2015.
Fuchs C., Langer M. and Trinitis C.: “Enabling Dependable Data Storage for Miniaturized Satellites”, in: Proceedings of the AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Student Competition, SSC15-VIII-6. digitalcommons.usu.edu/smallsat/2015/all2015/59/.
Fuchs C., Langer M., Trinitis C., Appel N.: "Dependable Computing for Miniaturized Satellites", 4th EIROforum School on Instrumentation (ESI 2015), ESO & EuroFusion, Garching, Germany, June 15-19 2015.
Gutsmiedl J., Dziura M., Langer M., Losekamm M., Grulich M., Mutschler M.: “Providing Hands-On Space Education by Involvement of Collaborating Self-Reliant Student Teams”, in: 1st Symposium on Space Educational Activities, ESA, Padua, Italy, 9-12 December 2015.
Langer M., Appel N., Dziura M., Fuchs C., Günzel P., Gutsmiedl J., Losekamm M., Meßmann D., Trinitis C.: “MOVE-II – der zweite Kleinsatellit der Technischen Universität München“, Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2015, Rostock, Germany, September 22-24 2015.