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    IFEX - Interdisciplinary Research Center for Extraterrestrial Studies

    New study on small satellites for extraterrestrials


    On 1 October 2022, a study on small satellites for extraterrestrial applications will start at IFEX. The SATEX project will have a duration of one year.

    Visualisation of a nanosatellite during an extraterrestrial mission in the vicinity of the moon. (Image: Hakan Kayal / Universität Würzburg)

    SATEX is a DLR-funded study on the use of small satellites in extraterrestrial missions. This includes the elaboration of possible key aspects for the use of small satellite missions in extraterrestrial applications from a scientific point of view and the identification of technical possibilities in the national, European and international context in order to evaluate the feasibility of scientific missions with small satellites.

    A press release with further details can be found here:


     SATEX is funded by the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (funding code FKZ 50OO2222).