The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin is located in Germany’s capital city at the heart of Europe. Our academic activities are focused on achieving sharply-defined goals: building a distinctive profile for our university, ensuring exceptional performance in research and teaching, providing our graduates with excellent qualifications and a modern approach to university administration. The TU Berlin strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress through adherence to the core principles of excellence and quality. Strong regional, national and international networking with partners in science and industry are an important aspect in these endeavors.
Since 2003, the Chair of Space Technology has been led by Professor Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß. Since joining the Technische Universität Berlin as professor of space technology, he has dealt extensively with nano and pico satellite technologies and their various uses for the communication and remote sensing of the Earth, Moon and planets. Professor Brieß has special expertise in the area of satellite engineering with a focus on the miniaturisation of space technologies for use in micro, nano and pico satellites as well as space sensors. Professor Brieß previously worked in aerospace on different instrumentations and missions for the remote sensing of the earth, moon, planets, comets and asteroids. Since 1994, his research and development activities has focussed on small satellite missions. As an employee of the German Aerospace Centre from 1996 to 2003, Professor Brieß led the first satellite mission (BIRD) to success.