Just one year after having been founded, the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy (LRG) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) establishes radio contact with space. In cooperation with Airbus and the Ludwig Boelkow Campus, the department installed a system for receiving small satellites at the Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn site. With great success: The ground station, known as "LRG Ground Station", already receives data several times a day from the student satellites MOVE-II and MOVE-IIb, both developed at the Chair of Astronautics, as well as from numerous spacecraft from all over the world.
The youngest department of TUM shows how well the cooperation with the local industry can work at the location in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn and creates important infrastructure for university space missions. Ulrich Walter, professor of Astronautics, is delighted about the new opportunities: "The aim of the new department is to provide our students with a practical education. At MOVE, they learn to apply their theoretical knowledge in order to build and operate real satellites in a team".