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Baden-Württemberg 1

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Baden-Württemberg 1 (BW1) was a proposed lunar mission spacecraft.[1] The mission was led by the University of Stuttgart.[2] The basic design was for a cubical spacecraft 1 meter on a side, with a mass of about 200 kg (441 lb).[3] It may use an pulsed plasma thruster utilizing polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) as propellant.[1] As of 2013 work on trajectories had been performed.[4]

Baden-Württemberg 1 was part of the Stuttgart Small Satellite Program initiated in 2002 that included FLYING LAPTOP, PERSEUS, CERMIT, and the aforementioned BW-1.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Germany - Land of Ideas: Elring-Klinger drives satellite". Elring-Klinger. 20 November 2008. Archived from the original on 18 March 2014.
  2. ^ Benaroya, Haym, ed. (2010). Lunar Settlements. CRC Press. p. 476. ISBN 9781420083330.
  3. ^ a b Laufer, R.; Roeser, H.-P. (2006). LUNAR MISSION BW1 - A Small Lunar Exploration and Technology Demonstration Satellite. European Planetary Science Congress 2006. Berlin. p. 488. Bibcode:2006epsc.conf..488L.
  4. ^ Shimmin, Rogan (2013). Trajectory design for a very-low-thrust lunar mission (PhD thesis). University of Adelaide, School of Mechanical Engineering. hdl:2440/80842.

Further reading

  • Auweter-Kurtz, Monika (1992). Lichtbogenantriebe für Weltraumaufgaben [Arcjet propulsion systems for space applications] (in German). Stuttgart: Vieweg+Teubner. ISBN 978-3-519-06139-7.