OHB and ESA seal PLATO scientific mission
CONTRACT SIGNED BY ESA DIRECTOR GENERAL AND OHB CEO AT IAC
Bremen, October 4th, 2018. At the International Astronautical Congress(IAC) currently taking place in Bremen, ESA Director General Johann-Dietrich Wörner and OHB Chief Executive Officer Marco Fuchs today signed a contract naming OHB System AG, a subsidiary of listed space and technology company OHB SE, the industrial principal contractor for PLATO (Planetary Transits and Oscillations of Stars), the next major scientific research mission. The contract value is EUR 288 million. The European Space Agency (ESA) wants to launch the PLATO space observatory in 2026 to detect and study exoplanets1) that are orbiting other stars.