UWE-4 Satellite

Satellite UWE-4
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Operational (Last update on website from 2020-07-17 but SatNOGS dashboard telemetry being updated as of 2023-06-09)
Launched 2018-12-27
NORAD ID 43880
Deployer EXOpod 12U/16U [Exolaunch]
Launcher Sojuz-2-1a
Organization University of Würzburg
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country Germany
Launch brokerer Exolaunch

Demonstrate and characterize an electric propulsion system.


It is the first in the UWE series of pico-satellites to incorporate a propulsion system. Demonstrate and characterize an electric propulsion system. The basic bus also includes magneto-torquers for simple attitude control. On this platform an electric propulsion system is integrated. This system is based on vacuum arc thrusters and will allow both orbit and fine attitude control.

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Keywords Propulsion
On the same launch

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