The small satellite BIROS is part of the FireBIRD mission. It is based on the small satellite bus TET-1. The payloads are contributions of several DLR institutes. The satellite bus is enhanced by functionalities required by the Firebird mission. The orbit is a formation flight in conjunction with the TET-1. This enables the repeated monitoring of a region of interest within a short period.
As its primary payload, BIROS has an infrared sensor system to monitor high temperature events. The sensor system is identical to the system currently in orbit on TET-1. Further payloads are provided by various DLR institutes.
Fig.: FireBIRD Logo
Fig.: TET-1 and BIROS constellation
DLR Simulation and Software Technology Tasks
In addition to the software configuration management of the on-board software, software adaptations of the attitude and orbit control subsystem (AOCS) are performed. These consist of:
BIROS is launched at 22/07/2016.