On 18 May, 2017, the Zentrum für Telematik e.V. (ZfT) was announced as the winner of the INNOSpace Master Competition Airbus Defence and Space Challenge 2017. This year, the INNOSpace Master Competition theme was: “Space 4.0: Ideas for the next space generation”. The ZfT proposal to use advanced manufacturing methods in the production of satellites for advanced space applications ranked first out of 66 proposals submitted. According to Prof. Dr. Klaus Schilling, CEO of ZfT, the application of advanced manufacturing methods is […]

18.05.2017 Zentrum für Telematik wins INNOSpace Masters Airbus Defence & ...

During the visit of the Bavarian delegation of Minister of Economics Ilse Aigner to South Africa a small satellite symposium was held at CPUT in Capetown. It focussed on the joint “Telematics International Mission (TIM)” addressing a pico-satellite formation for Earth observation with applications in agriculture, in volcano and in marine monitoring. In Pic: Prof. Herman Steyn (Stellenbosch University) explains to Minister Ilse Aigner and Prof. Klaus Schilling the South African pico-satellites.   On 12.4.1958 Jury Gagarin was lauched as […]

12.04.2017 Support from South Africa for TIM consolidated

The RLS-Small Satellites group met from 24 March to 25 March at the Zentrum für Telematik in Würzburg, Bavaria. Updates from each RLS region were provided. The group discussed the specifics of a series of key aspects for the project over the two days, and set out the next steps to move forward. With the success of this meeting, the group continues to move towards launch.

24.03.2017 Small-Satellites group meet

Prof. Schilling presented satellite formations for Earth observation on BR Fernsehen (Bavarian TV). The usefulness of mini-satellites in formation to observe specific events like volcanic ash-cloud was specially highlighted during the news feed which can be found at the URL below. The part regarding satellites begins at approximately 08 minutes and 20 seconds into the video which is fully in german. [Link to official video in German]    

24.07.2016 Mini-Satellite Formations on Bavarian TV

The scientific team with outstanding members from all partnership regions
All small satellite partners met at 14:00 hrs on 15.07.2016 to kick off the project and brainstorm the way forward. Interesting ideas and proposals were kicked around on the best way forward towards realising the shared dream of a formation of small satellites towards a common goal.

15.07.2016 Project Kick-Off at TU Munich with all partners

Group picture of the regional leaders with the scientific team
The proposal of a research project on pico-satellite formations had been very well perceived by the Bavarian Prime MinisterHorst Seehofer and his colleagues from Georgia (United States), Québec (Canada), São Paulo (Brazil), Shandong (China), Upper Austria (Austria), and Western Cape (South Africa). Press review [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []

14.07.2016 Pico-Satellite Formations supported by 8.Regional Leaders Summit