Berlin Space Technology Completes 30 Years in Developing Small Satellites in Space

Berlin Space Technology Completes 30 Years in Developing Small Satellites in Space

Berlin Space Technologies (BST) is a specialist for small satellite systems and technology. They have build on a 30 year tradition of small satellites made in Berlin. BST is vertically integrated and offers reliable and cost-efficient end to end solutions for your mission. Till date BST has completed many successful small satellite missions. They have best-in-class product lines varying from small systems systems to ground equipment.

The few of many products by BST are as follows:

Small Satellite Systems: The LEOS- series of small satellite systems are the workhorse of BST satellites. The satellite is able to carry a vast number of payloads offering an excellent performance. These systems comes in 4 varients based on the various specifications: LEOS-50 Platform, LEOS-50MR, LEOS-50HR and LEOS-100.

Payload Components: 

Sun Trackers: The BST's most successful sun trackers, developed in cooperation with Hyperion Technologies B.V., delivers a full and autonomous attitude solution and is your attitude sensing solution for missions with demanding accuracy requirements. It has 2 varients special on their own. ST200 is one of the world’s smallest autonomous star tracker fully suitable for Cubesats or other sophisticated nano satellites. While its big brother- ST400, trades an increased resolution for being a little larger than the miniature ST200.

Reaction Wheel Assembly: The RWA05 is a reaction wheel assembly with integrated fibre optical Gyro (RWA) for small satellites

GPS: The GPS-110 is the second gen of miniature GPS  receiver. Internally the device houses two separate GPS receiver units. 

Other Bus, Cubesat and Groung Equipment Components:

Command and Data Handling system: The BST CDH system consist of two main parts: the OBC-110 and the ACC-110 (Successor of OBC-100 and ACC-100). The OBC-110 is responsible for scheduling all tasks and coordinating TMTC functions of the bus whereas the ACC-110 which is integrated in the same housing runs the attitude algorithm and connects to all ADCS components.

Power Control System: The PCU-110 of BST is flight proven Power Control and Distribution Units. It takes the space proven electronics of the predecessor and places it a package roughly half the size. It is able to handle power regulation, power switching, DC/DC conversion and safety features of a small satellite.

Thermal Vacuum Chamber: BST's TVAC chambers are built to your specification and tailor-made to the complex test regime of the space industry

Attitude Control Simulator: The BST ADCS simulator is a tool to design and test the attitude control functionality of a small satellite.

NanoSat Air Bearing: The NanoSat Air Bearing, developed by Berlin Space Technologies is a test platform dedicated to test the attitude control system of nano satellites.

Apart from the various product lines, they also offer best-in-class Thermal Vacuum Testing Service for the qualification and acceptance testing of space systems. These tests can be performed under high vacuum and well-defined temperature scenarios. These thermal vacuum tests are fully automated and can easily be run over long periods, hence ensuring quality and scalability of the product. 

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013