Dobrindt: OHB supplies top technology for Galileo
Bremen, October 19, 2015. The German Federal Minister of Traffic and Digital Infrastructure, Alexander Dobrindt, today visited space technology company OHB in Bremen. In talks with the Management Board and staff and during a guided tour of the company, Dobrindt was informed of OHB’s contributions to the European satellite navigation system Galileo and the European MTG weather satellites. The matters discussed included the current status of Galileo FOC* satellite production.
At OHB’s integration hall in Bremen, Dobrindt was able to gain a first-hand impression of satellite production activities.
Said Dobrindt: “The Galileo satellite navigation system constitutes a key element in the networking of traffic and the creation of a comprehensive integrated traffic system. With its production activities, OHB is making a crucial contribution to European autonomy in this area.”
The next two Galileo satellites built by OHB are due to be launched in December 2015. The first launch of the MTG weather satellites is planned for 2019.
*The FOC (full operational capability) phase of the Galileo program is being funded and executed by the European Union. The European Commission and the European Space Agency ESA have signed a delegation agreement under which ESA acts as the development and sourcing agency on behalf of the Commission. The view expressed here does not necessary reflect the official position of the European Union and/or ESA. “Galileo” is a registered trademark owned by the EU and ESA and registered under OHIM application number 002742237.