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Other Designations: Technical University of Berlin Satellite. Class: Technology. Nation: Germany. Manufacturer: Technische Universitat Berlin.
Following the success of the magnetic torque attitude control system that flew on Tubsat-A, researchers and students at Germany's Technical University of Berlin constructed Tubsat-B to test and demonstrate attitude control with a star sensor and three reaction wheels. An on-board 1m telescope is used for astronomy and for Earth observation at 10m resolution.
Total Length: 0.5 m. Maximum Diameter: 0.3 m. Total Mass: 40 kg.
25 January 1994
Tubsat-B Program: Tubsat. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 3. Mass: 40 kg. Perigee: 1,184 km. Apogee: 1,210 km. Inclination: 82.6 deg.
Test of spacecraft attitude control system.
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