About TUBS.space

TUBS.space is a lab for digital space research, which bundles the distinguished competencies in space science and space technology at the TU Braunschweig. As research lab within the TU Braunschweig Research Center for Digitalization, Informatics and Information Technology (TUBS.digital) TUBS.space addresses scientists working in the field of space sciences and space technologies.

Our Vision

Our aim is to create and design space missions and instrumentation for exploration of our planetary system as well as of our planet earth from space. Researchers from different disciplines, e.g. physics, engineering and computer science, are collaborating within TUBS.space in order to pave innovative ways for future smart space systems and applications.

The digital revolution is transforming industries and markets. The development of technologies and concepts to enable sustainable use of space such as debris mitigation and removal and in-orbit spacecraft servicing will allow future generations to continue making full use of space. This is our challenge and motivation for our collaborative research at TUBS.space.

Find out more about our Projects

Our Core Competencies

in Space Research and Space Technology
ORIGIN OF PLANETARY SYSTEMS

ORIGIN OF PLANETARY SYSTEMS

We perform unique laboratory experiments on the evolution from protoplanetary dust to planetesimals.

SMALL BODIES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM

SMALL BODIES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM

We perform experiments and modeling of formation and evolution of regolith. Physical description (stratification, packing density, thermal properties) of regolith state.

PLANETARY MAGNETOSPHERES

PLANETARY MAGNETOSPHERES

In-situ measurements of magnetic field properties in agnetospheres, the interaction regions between planetary bodies and their embedding plasma, are made. The observations are interpreted under aspects of a comparative planetary science.

SPACE PLASMA MISSION SIMULATIONS

SPACE PLASMA MISSION SIMULATIONS

In the environment of planetary bodies and comets regions exist which are less or more interesting. Simulations of the plasma environment are performed to develop the plans for optimal mission coordination.

ELECTRIC FIELDS

ELECTRIC FIELDS

We develop a geophysical system that actively injects electric fields with capacitive coupling to estimate electrical properties of planetary bodies. The system has been applied on earth and might be used on lander missions to estimate water ice content.

MATERIAL PROPERTIES

MATERIAL PROPERTIES

We investigate relationships between physical parameters, such as density or electrical conductivity, and mineral content. We focus in particular on the frequency-dependent electrical permittivity in the range between 100 Hz and 100 kHz, and the dependence on water ice content.

SATELLITE SUBSYSTEMS

SATELLITE SUBSYSTEMS

We focus on the performance increase of small satellites, e.g. due to functional integration or new technology. Further, research on spaceborne data processing units has already supported a variety of international science missions.
LUNAR REGOLITH PROCESSING

LUNAR REGOLITH PROCESSING

We develop a new lunar regolith simulant system, which consists of two basic types, one for the plagioclase-rich lunar highlands (terrae) and the other for the basaltic lunar plains (maria). Both simulants can be used individually for processing studies such as sintering or melting to support research on additive manufacturing using in situ resources on the moon.

MICROGRAVITY FLIGHT HARDWARE

MICROGRAVITY FLIGHT HARDWARE

We develop microgravity experiments on all relevant platforms (drop tower, parabolic flights, suborbital rockets, ISS).

SPACE ARRAY METHODS

SPACE ARRAY METHODS

Single spacecraft methods will be more and more amened by fleets of satellites. Methods are developed for array signal processing, optimizing satellite array configuration, and controlling the satellite interaction.

SPACE DEBRIS

SPACE DEBRIS

We develop and maintain the European reference model for the space debris environment under ESA contract. The Meteoroid and Space Debris Terrestrial Environment Reference model incorporates more than 200 million artificial objects in Earth orbit that feature diameters of one millimetre or more.

SPACE MAGNETOMETRY

SPACE MAGNETOMETRY

Spaceborn fluxgate magnetometer experiements are designed, build, and operated for various environmental conditions in our solar system.

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The Laboratory for Digital Space Research (TUBS.space) ist a research lab within the TU Braunschweig Research Center for Digitalization, Informatics and Information Technology (TUBS.digital). For more information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at digital-space@tu-braunschweig.de. Thank you!

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Technische Universität Braunschweig  TUBS.space @ TUBS.digital
Mühlenpfordstr. 23                            38106 Braunschweig - Germany
digital-space@tu-braunschweig.de