The CubeSat MOVE-IIb was launched on Friday, 5 July from the Russian Vostochny Cosmodrome with a Russian Soyuz rocket. The name MOVE is an acronym which stands for the Munich Orbital Verification Experiment.
More than 60 BA and MA degree students from various different departments, as well as two doctoral candidates, worked most recently on this project being run by the Institute for Aviation and Astronautics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Department of Mechanical Engineering and the WARR workgroup. They were supported by informatics students, as well as the Chair of Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems. MOVE-IIb was built in just three months. Compared to previous models, it orbits around the earth on a lower path with slightly different parameters. Working on MOVE-IIb enables students to combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience. The project is funded by BMWi, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
For Department of Informatics press release see:
Short Youtube information film on MOVE-IIb:
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