BEESAT 4 Satellite

Satellite BEESAT-4 (BEESAT 4)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2023-09-26. Was operational (Image from 2019-05-02. Last SatNOGS reports with data 2023-06-05. Checked 2023-06-09)
Launched 2016-06-22
NORAD ID 41619
Deployer PSL / PSL-P (Picosatellite Launcher) [Astrofein]
Launcher PSLV (BIROS)
Deployment Deployed from BIROS on 2016-11-11
Organisation Technical University of Berlin
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters Germany

Educational training and demonstrate CubeSat platform technologies plus camera.


Technology demonstration and education/ training in the field of satellite technology. A GPS receiver will get GPS signals to determine the satellite’s position accurately. Therefore 3-axes stabilization will be realized with reaction wheels and magnetorquers. A camera will take pictures of the Earth to verify the attitude of the satellite. Target for BIROS microsatellite making use of only optical or vision-based navigation which approached to 50 meters.

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