OHB exhibiting at Russian air show MAKS

  • OHB subsidiary Kayser-Threde involved in German-Russian partnership

Moscow/Zhukovsky, August 18, 2009 - This year again, space technology company OHB Technology AG (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124) is present at the Russian aeronautics and aerospace fair MAKS, which is taking place in Zhukovsky near Moscow on August 18 - 23. This marks the eighth time since 1995 that the OHB Group is attending the largest exhibition in the Eastern European space technology industry.

At the opening of the air show, Marco R. Fuchs, CEO of OHB Technology AG, had this to say: "We have forged some very successful long-standing partnerships with Russia. The best examples are the five perfect launches of the SAR-Lupe satellites on board Russian COSMOS rockets. By participating in the air show, we wish to express the close ties which we have established with our Russian partners and are continuing to nurture.

At the same time, a new chapter is being written in the story of the OHB Group's relations with the Russian space industry: Today, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Russian space authority Roskosmos signed a partnership agreement for a German-Russian satellite mission. The purpose of the mission is to search for dark energy and dark material on the basis of systematic proof of black holes and hot intergalactic gas. The technology required for this purpose, the x-ray telescope eROSITA (extended ROentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array), is being developed by the Max-Planck Institute of Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) with the support of OHB subsidiary Kayser-Threde as an industrial partner. eROSITA is expected to be launched on board the Russian Spektrum-X-Gamma satellite in 2012.


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