Satellite Payload Development and Integration

In order to obtain a maximum of high-level scientific results from space missions, scientists and engineers of GFZ Potsdam are involved in the definition and design of new satellites. This includes also the development and manufacturing of new hardware and the support of payload integration and test campaigns. Examples for such activities are:  

Active payloads like the instrument packages for magnetometry, gravity field and atmospheric research onboard the CHAMP satellite and the GPS receivers on TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X are supported during their in-orbit operation as well.