The FLP Microsatellite Platform

Flight Operations Manual

  • Jens Eickhoff

Part of the Springer Aerospace Technology book series (SAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Kai-Sören Klemich, Jens Eickhoff
    Pages 25-71
  3. Ulrich Mohr, Bastian Bätz, Jens Eickhoff
    Pages 73-102
  4. Jens Eickhoff, Rouven Witt, Bastian Bätz
    Pages 103-119
  5. Kai-Sören Klemich, Bastian Bätz
    Pages 121-172
  6. Jens Eickhoff, Kai-Sören Klemich
    Pages 173-194
  7. Oliver Zeile, Ulrich Mohr, Bastian Bätz, Nico Bucher
    Pages 195-243
  8. Fabian Steinmetz, Sebastian Keil
    Pages 245-270
  9. Philipp Hagel, Paul Walker, Jens Eickhoff
    Pages 271-289
  10. Rouven Witt, Jens Eickhoff
    Pages 291-404
  11. Jens Eickhoff, Michael Lengowski, Kai-Sören Klemich
    Pages 405-420
  12. Jens Eickhoff, Nico Bucher, Maximilian Böttcher, Charles Thibaut, Dougie Johnman, Bryan Tatman
    Pages 421-450
  13. Peter Willburger, Klaus Wiedemann, Rolf Kozlowski, Marcin Gnat, Ciprian Furtuna, Jens Eickhoff et al.
    Pages 451-465
  14. Kai-Sören Klemich, Gianluca Cerrone, Wolfgang Heinen
    Pages 467-480
  15. Kai-Sören Klemich, Jens Eickhoff
    Pages 481-492
  16. Kai-Sören Klemich, Jens Eickhoff
    Pages 493-505
  17. Jens Eickhoff
    Pages 507-666
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 667-680

About this book


This book represents the Flight Operations Manual for a reusable microsatellite platform – the “Future Low-cost Platform” (FLP), developed at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. It provides a basic insight on the onboard software functions, the core data handling system and on the power, communications, attitude control and thermal subsystem of the platform. Onboard failure detection, isolation and recovery functions are treated in detail. The platform is suited for satellites in the 50-150 kg class and is baseline of the microsatellite “Flying Laptop” from the University.

The book covers the essential information for ground operators to controls an FLP-based satellite applying international command and control standards (CCSDS and ECSS PUS).

Furthermore it provides an overview on the Flight Control Center in Stuttgart and on the link to the German Space Agency DLR Ground Station which is used for early mission phases. Flight procedure and mission planning chapters complement the book.   


Microsatellite platform , 50 - 150 kg class Satellite command/control Onboard software functions Satellite subsystems design and control Failure detection, isolation and recovery Flight control center Flight procedures and mission planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Eickhoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Airbus DS GmbH FriedrichshafenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23502-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23503-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-1730
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-1749
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