30.06.2006

Go-ahead given for OHB “Mona Lisa” lunar program

Funding granted by the German Space Agency DLR/ “International Space Station ISS to be followed by the moon”

Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG today received funding for its “Mona Lisa” lunar exploration program from the German Space Agency DLR. The project has a total value of around EUR 500,000, half of which will be funded by DLR. Over a period of ten months, OHB will be compiling a carefully structured and inherently consistent program proposal for a lunar exploration program taking special account of German interests as part of space research activities. “At the moment, the International Space Station is mankind’s most remote outpost. With “Mona Lisa”, Germany will be positioning itself for the next logical step in space exploration. In this connection, it will be possible to use the moon as a research and testing field for scientific purposes and for demonstrating the technologies required for exploration,” explains Dr. Rolf Janovsky, who is in charge of the “Mona Lisa” program at OHB-System.

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Günther Hörbst
Head of Corporate Communications

OHB SE
Karl-Ferdinand-Braun-Str. 8
28359 Bremen
Germany

Phone.: +49 421 2020-9438
Mobile: +49 171 1931041
Email: guenther.hoerbst@ohb.de

Julia Riedl
Corporate Communications

OHB System AG
Manfred-Fuchs-Straße 1
82234 Weßling - Oberpfaffenhofen
Germany

Phone: +49 8153 4002 249
Mobile: +49 172 10 80 716
Email: julia.riedl@ohb.de

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