ECM launch service

About us

We are a German company, established as a spin-off from the department of aeronautics at the Technical University of Berlin to design products and technologies for small satellites

Supplementary, research results of the Technical University of Berlin are integrated by our company into further product development

We have experience in the fields of spacecraft engineering, design, manufacture, launch and operation of high performance small satellites including subsystems, ground control stations and CubeSat launch deployers.
As a partner of the Technical University of Berlin, our company provides and supports international research and education activities.

Our main business sector is launch services for small satellites.
Since 2010, we have performed numerous successful launches of international satellites. In 2015, we received the status as an official and authorized integrator of a smallsat cluster for launches with the Russian Soyuz.

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Our team

The team behind the scenes of ECM Launch Services consists of young professionals with scientific and practical experience in space technologies. Moreover, there are also specialists with a background in electrical engineering, computer science and quality assurance.

10th July 2017

Our company, ECM Space Technologies GmbH, was founded in Berlin in 2008 at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin). The company founders are representatives of the University: researchers from the Department of Space Technologies which is widely known all over the world. Since the ECM Space Technologies GmbH establishing, its main activity has been focused on the development of technologies for building small satellites, on-board systems, and ground infrastructure.

Interview between JSC Glavkosmos and ECM lauch service
Since 2010 we have taken up a new activity which is implementation of launch solutions, smallsat adaptation and integration with a launch vehicle. The need for such services is long overdue and we have experienced that in our own projects. Having picked up on the market trend and having identified a market niche on time, the company started to develop this business intensively. In 2013, we arranged and implemented a launch of three smallsats as a piggyback payload aboard Soyuz-2. Those were the smallsats built at the German universities.

What satellites are you launching along with the Kanopus-V-IK mission? What is your role in the launch?

Under this mission, our company supports pre-launch processing, adaptation, and integration of 17 spacecraft with a mass of 1kg to 110kg. Two smallsats of 20kg and 110kg have been designed and built by the German TU Berlin and Stuttgart University with the support of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). These spacecraft are intended for orbital testing of new technologies, payloads, and software solutions. In addition to that, we support pre-launch processing and integration of 12 CubeSats owned by the US commercial customers. Under our partnership with Glavkosmos, we carry out integration of 3 smallsats made by Russian universities. These satellites are to be launched in the framework of the Roscosmos program on cooperation with higher educational institutions and support of Russian universities and young scientists.

Read the full text of the interview on glavkosmos.com

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