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M.Sc. Nicolas Appel

Technische Universität München

Lehrstuhl für Raumfahrttechnik (Prof. Walter)


Boltzmannstr. 15
85748 Garching b. München



MOVE-II (2014-2017)

TDP-3 Vanguard / BX22 (2016)

Telematics Observer Mission (2017-2018)

Multi-Functional Large Space Structures (MFG) - Antennas for deep-space solar sails. In this project we study on how to use solar sails as surface for high-frequency antennas. Moreover, the solar sail will be used for attitude control. The project is a collaboration with the Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an China. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation.

MOVE-ON - Student project with focus on the agile development of a future satellite bus. We use stratosphere balloons to verify our design in a relevant environment.






S. Rückerl, N. Appel, RD. Klein, M. Langer, "Software-Defined Communication on the Nanosatellite MOVE-II", International Astronautic Congress, 2018, Bremen, Germany.


Langer, M., Schummer, F., Appel, N., Gruebler, T., Janzer, K., Kiesbye, J., ... & Weisgerber, M. MOVE-II-The Munich Orbital Verification Experiment II. In Proceedings of the 4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions & CubeSat Workshop, IAA-AAS-CU-17-06 (Vol. 5).

N. Appel, A. Kimpe, K. Kraus, M. Langer, M. Losekamm, M. Milde, T. Pöschl, S. Rückerl, F. Schäfer, A. Stromsky, K. Würl, “TDP-3 Vanguard: Verification of a New Communication System for CubeSats on BEXUS 22”, Proc. 23rd ESA Symposium European Rocket & Balloon Programmes and Related Research’, 11–15 June 2017, Visby, Sweden.


N. Appel, S. Rückerl, M. Langer, "Nanolink: A Robust and Efficient Protocol for Small Satellite Radio Links”, Proceedings of the Small Satellites Systems and Services – The 4S Symposium 2016, Valletta, Malta, May 30–June 3, 2016.


Appel N., Klein R.D., Langer M.: „Developing a Next Generation CubeSat Radio Link”, 8th Pico- and Nano-Satellite Workshop on "Technologies for Small Satellite Research", Würzburg, Germany, September 15-16 2015.

Fuchs, C. M., Trinitis, C., Appel, N., & Langer, M. (2015). A fault-tolerant radiation-robust mass storage concept for highly scaled flash memory. DASIA2015.

Langer M., Appel N., Dziura M., Fuchs C., Günzel P., Gutsmiedl J., Losekamm M., Meßmann D., Trinitis C.: “MOVE-II – der zweite Kleinsatellit der Technischen Universität München“, Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2015, Rostock, Germany, September 22-24 2015.

Langer, M., Trinitis, C., & Appel, N. (2015). Dependable Computing for Miniturized Satellites. In 4th EIROforum School on Instrumentation.