EDRS-C expanding Airbus’s SpaceDataHighway
Bremen/ Kourou, August 06, 2019. The telecommunications satellite EDRS-C, which is the second node of the SpaceDataHighway system (also known as European Data Relay System, EDRS), lifted off from the European Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana at 21:30 CEST on August 06, 2019.
July 3, 2019. The INNOspace Masters ideas competition ended today with the award ceremony in Berlin. This year, the listed space and technology group OHB SE chose the winner of the OHB Challenge, who was simultaneously also the overall winner: the start-up ESDA-Axiotherm GmbH, led by Dirk Büttner from Bad Saarow near Berlin, celebrated a double victory.
June 30 is Asteroid Day, again supported by OHB SE
Asteroid Day was co-founded in 2014 by Dr. Brian May (astrophysicist and lead guitarist of QUEEN), together with Danica Remy (President of B612 Foundation), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9 Astronaut), and filmmaker Grig Richters. In 2016, the United Nations declared June 30 Asteroid Day, an international day of education. OHB has been a loyal supporter of Asteroid Day for a couple of years now.
OHB looks forward to launch scheduled for July 24, 2019
Kourou, French Guiana, June 21, 2019. The telecommunications satellite EDRS-C is the second node of the ‘SpaceDataHighway’ network (also known as EDRS). The SpaceDataHighway has arrived at the European launch site in Kourou, French Guiana.
Twelve more navigation satellites to reinforce Galileo constellation from 2020
Bremen, June 11, 2019. Satellite series production for the European Satellite Navigation System Galileo is in full swing again at OHB System AG in Bremen. The first navigation payload was delivered by OHB’s partner SSTL according to schedule.
Bremen, May 6, 2019. The telecommunications satellite EDRS-C, developed and built by OHB System AG, will be launched from French Guyana on July 24, 2019 with an Ariane 5 launcher, according to an announcement by the customer and operator Airbus Defence and Space.
OHB hands over first flight model for MTG weather satellites
Bremen, April 24, 2019. OHB System AG, a subsidiary of the space and technology group OHB SE, has handed over the first flight model for the MTG (Meteosat Third Generation) weather satellite program to its French partner company Thales Alenia Space. In France, the satellite will be completed.
Final sprint for the ExoMars mission: carrier leaving the Bremen site
Bremen/Oberpfaffenhofen, March 28, 2019. The ExoMars mission has reached its final spurt: the carrier module, which was built by OHB in Bremen, left the company’s premises in Bremen late yesterday evening to undergo extensive testing in Turin (Italy) and Cannes (France). ExoMars is a joint project being pursued by ESA and the Russian space agency Roskosmos to search for traces of life on the Red Planet.
Hyperspectral satellite PRISMA to open up new opportunities in earth observation
Milan/Kourou, March 6, 2019. PRISMA is good to go: In the night from March 14 to 15, the earth observation satellite engineered by OHB Italia, a subsidiary of the space and technology group OHB SE, will embark on its journey into space on board a VEGA launcher. Owned by the Italian Space Agency ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), the satellite will be observing the earth with a hyperspectral optical sensor and collecting data for monitoring and predicting environmental changes on our planet.
Bremen, March 6, 2019. OHB System AG, a subsidiary of the space and technology group OHB SE, today signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Dutch space company Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands.
Oberpfaffenhofen/Kourou, 28.02.2019. At 22:37 Central European Time (CET) on February 27 2019, a Soyuz launch vehicle operated by Arianespace lifted off from the European spaceport (CSG, Centre Spatial Guyanais) in French Guyana. In addition to t:he first OneWeb satellites, it also carried an on-board camera system (OCAM-2) developed by space systems specialist OHB System AG, a subsidiary of the space and technology group OHB SE.
Bremen, 27.02.2019. OHB System AG, a subsidiary of the space technology group OHB SE, has made a name for itself as a technology partner to the German Federal Armed Forces. Recently, the UHF DAMA control station in Gerolstein was officially handed over by representatives of the company to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and its actual user, the German Federal Armed Forces.
“Concurrent Engineering” is intended to shorten development time
Bremen, February 11, 2019. OHB System AG, a subsidiary of the space and technology group OHB SE, has received funding from the European Space Agency's General Studies Program to develop a methodology for designing multifunctional satellite parts. The team uses new advanced manufacturing technologies and lightweight materials. OHB will be supported by its project partners OHB Czechspace s.r.o. from the Czech Republic and the RHEA Group from Belgium.
Europe’s satellite navigation system continues to improve in performance
Bremen, January 31, 2019 Four navigation satellites today were declared ready to join the constellation of the European satellite navigation system Galileo. The reason is the successfully completed test phase of the satellites in space. The Galileo FOC* satellites had been supplied by the space technology company OHB System AG and launched from the European launch site in Kourou, French Guyana, in July 2018. They will reinforce the satellite constellation, further boosting the capabilities of the European satellite navigation system.
Collaboration to be managed by OHB System AG, a leading German satellite manufacturer
Tel Aviv, January 29, 2019- OHB System AG, a leading German manufacturer of satellites and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), signed a teaming agreement today (Tuesday, 29.1.2019) at the Ilan Ramon Space Conference. Under the agreement, the companies will offer a commercial Lunar Surface Access Service (LSAS) for payloads up to 150 kg to the European Space Agency (ESA).
Printer suitable for large parts, using high strength and functional thermoplastics
Bremen, January 21, 2019. OHB System AG, a subsidiary of space and technology group OHB SE, signed a contract with the European Space Agency ESA for the development of a 3D printer prototype suitable for large part production using high strength and functional thermoplastics and designed to meet the requirements for accommodation on the International Space Station (ISS).
Image and recruiting messages compete for the best brains for jobs in space travel
Bremen, January 22, 2019. As of today, a tram carrying the image and recruiting messages of Bremen-based space technology group OHB is running through the "City of Space" of Bremen. Klaus Hofmann, Human Resources Director of OHB SE, and Michael Hüning, Labor Director of Bremer Straßenbahn AG, today presented the tram to the public. It will mainly run on line 6 between the airport and the university.
Expansion in the Services/Applications segment and access to new market segments and customers
Bremen/Graz, January 11, 2019. OHB SE (Prime Standard; ISIN: DE0005936124) has acquired TeleconsultAustria GmbH (TCA) based in Graz, Austria. The company offers a wide range of services and products based on the use of data obtained from satellite-based systems.
OHB awarded ESA contract for the development of 3 Biological Experiment Units for the Biolab facility on board the ISS
Scientific experiments on wound healing of human skin, behavior of lung cells and enzymatic repair of bacteria in space
Bremen, January 9, 2019. OHB System AG, a subsidiary of space and technology group OHB SE, signed a contract with the European Space Agency ESA for the development of three individual experiment units for biological research under microgravity conditions onboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Microsatellite platform on its way from the design phase to the finished prototype
Betzdorf, January 9, 2019. LuxSpace, a subsidiary of the space and technology group OHB SE, is taking its Triton-X microsatellite platform to the next level. Over the last 12 months it has been designing the architecture for Triton-X, a next generation multi-mission microsatellite designed to enable affordable regional and global LEO constellations.
First Test area will be in Burkina Faso
Betzdorf, December 20, 2018. Blue Horizon Sarl, a subsidiary of the space and technology group OHB SE, has received funding for the development of technologies and systems for fighting against desertification using microbiological methods in the frame of the Business Partnership Facility (BPF) of the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs (LUXDEV).