Press Releases 2003

19.12.2003

SAR-Lupe is taking shape

The satellite test model for the first German satellite reconnaissance system is taking shape. At the beginning of September, OHB-System AG, the company that chiefly commissioned the five radar satellites and the ground station, delivered the assembly stand for the radar payload (the SAR Sensor) to TESAT Spacecom in Backnang.

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08.12.2003

OHB Technology bidding for GALILEO concession

OHB TECHNOLOGY AG, Bremen, is pleased to announce that it has submitted a proposal, together with its partners, to the joint undertaking to become the GALILEO Concessionaire. Known as the NAVIGATOR CONSORTIUM, the syndicate consists of a large number of European companies, specifically active in the navigation business and market development domain.

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28.11.2003

OHB leaving low-earth orbit

The European Space Agency ESA has awarded Bremen-based space-technology company OHB-System AG a contract providing for the completion of a study concerning the establishment of a commercial satellite communications system for multimedia applications.

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14.11.2003

OHB Technology AG: 9-month figures in line with forecasts

OHB Technology AG is continuing to successfully buck the trends afflicting the sector as a whole. The encouraging top and bottom-line growth continued in the third quarter of y2003. In the period under review, the OHB Technology Group generated total revenues of EUR 63.3 million in line with forecasts, an increase of 28% over the same period one year earlier (EUR 49.4 million). Earnings per share came to EUR 0.22 (EUR 0.09).

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10.11.2003

In search of life on Mars

Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG has been awarded two contracts to conduct feasibility studies on missions in search of life on Mars. Known as Exomars and forming part of the European Space Agency’s AURORA program, the project is to pave the way for future manned missions to the “Red Planet” as of 2009.

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08.10.2003

OHB awarded follow-up contract for European reconnaissance system

Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG has received an order from the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement to conduct the second phase of a study concerning the establishment of a European satellite-based reconnaissance system.

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27.09.2003

COSMOS successfully launched

This morning, on the stroke of 8:11:43 am CET, a COSMOS booster rocket was launched into space with its payload of six multinational satellites. The rocket was launched from Plesetsk Space Center, 800 kilometers northeast of Moscow, and successfully brought the satellites on board, including OHB’s micro-satellite RUBIN-4-dsi, into their respective orbits. OHB, via its subsidiary COSMOS International Satellitenstart GmbH, organized and carried out the services associated with the launch of South Korean research satellite KAISTSAT-4, which was also on board.

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10.09.2003

Two new technology projects for complex data transmission tasks

Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG will be building a transmission system for EADS Military Aircraft allowing complex data flows to be transmitted free of any errors from manned and unmanned aircraft to ground stations. OHB will be demonstrating the system, which entails a project volume of EUR 2.6 million, in in-flight experiments by July 2006.

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03.09.2003

OHB supplying second video system for space station research laboratory

At the end of last week, Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG shipped the video management unit (VMU) for the EDR (European Drawer Rack) research laboratory to Alenia Spazio in Turin. This followed the completion of a similar device by OHB for the Fluid Science Lab (FSL) in the spring of this year.

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19.08.2003

OHB an exhibitor at MAKS space technology fair in Moscow

This year again, Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System will be present at the Russian aeronautics and aerospace fair MAKS, which is taking place in Zhukovsky near Moscow on August 19-24. Among other things, OHB-System will be displaying its SAR-Lupe radar satellite system and its COSMOS launch services.

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14.08.2003

In line with forcast for first half 2003

Profit and total revenues continued to grow encouragingly in the second quarter of 2003. In the period under review, the OHB Technology Group generated total revenues of EUR 45.25 million in line with forecasts, an increase of 48.1% over the same period one year earlier. Earnings per share came to EUR 0.16.

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22.07.2003

Offspring for the "Space Fish" in the Übersee Museum

A minor sensation has been on display at the Übersee Museum in Bremen for the past four days or so: The “space fish”, which have formed part of the special “From Bremen to Distance Galaxies” exhibition for more than four weeks have produced offspring. The experimental module on display is now home to a baby fish measuring roughly 6 mm in length.

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24.06.2003

Preliminary SAR-Lupe systems now being tested

The Satellite Management Unit (SMU) contains the electronics for steering and controlling a satellite while it is in orbit around the earth. This crucial hardware component was successfully tested last week by Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG for the SAR-Lupe satellite engineering model.

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12.06.2003

Three special cameras shipped by OHB for Space Station experiments

At the end of last week, Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG shipped three special front-mounted cameras for the physical research laboratory FSL (Fluid Science Lab) to Alenia Spazio in Turin. This followed the delivery over the past six months of the entire laboratory cabling system, the power supply and the video management unit for recording, processing and transmitting image and research data.

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11.06.2003

SPECTRUM ASTRO and OHB-System form alliance for international space and missile defense programs

GILBERT, ARIZONA and BREMEN, GERMANY - 9 June 2003 - Spectrum Astro and OHB-System announced today that they signed an Agreement To Cooperate (ATC) to support international space programs and opportunities, specifically in the area of missile defense.

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14.05.2003

Three-month report 2003 OHB Technology

Bremen, May 14, 2003. OHB Technology AG boosted its total revenues considerably in the first quarter of 2003 compared with the year-ago period. As a result, it has confirmed its guidance for this year of revenues of over EUR 100 million in tandem with a substantial increase in pershare earnings over the previous year (EUR 0.23).

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12.05.2003

Highly sophisticated OHB System now completed for customers in South Korea and Israel

Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG has developed on behalf of elop Ltd., Israel a system for transmitting complex data streams swiftly from space. The system is implemented in a multispectral camera (MSC), which is to generate high-resolution images for geographic information systems on board the South Korean earth observation satellite KOMPSAT-2.

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23.04.2003

OHB awarded contract for phase A for four small satellites

OHB to conduct feasibility study for the european space agency ESA’s SWARM mission SAR-LUPE project fully on schedule following critical design review of the ground segment by customer

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01.04.2003

OHB supplying key subsystems for the Fluid Science Lab of the Space Station

At the end of last week, Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG shipped the power control unit (PCU) for the physical research laboratory FSL (Fluid Science Lab) to Alenia Spazin in Turin. This followed on from the entire cabling for the laboratory, which OHB had completed and delivered last November, and the video management unit for recording, editing and transmitting video and research experiment data at the end of February.

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03.03.2003

OHB awarded order for astronaut fitness device

The offer submitted by Bremen-based space company OHB-System AG and YoYo Technology AB of Stockholm for a flywheel fitness device suitable for use in space greatly impressed the European Space Agency ESA. In a project worth EUR 1 million, the OHB team will be developing an idea conceived of by the Swedish company involving a fitness device based on the yoyo effect and additionally adjusting it for use in zero-gravity conditions.

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03.02.2003

German space community mourning the deaths of the seven Columbia crew members

The tragic loss of US space shuttle Columbia on February 1, in which all seven crew members were killed, has come as a deep shock to the German space research community and the German space industry.

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22.01.2003

Advanced Thermal Control Experiment highly successful

The "Combined 2 Phase Loop Experiment" (COM2PLEX) was developed by OHB System AG under contract to the European Space Agency ESA and its German counterpart DLR. The experiment is currently being tested on the US Shuttle Mission STS 107 which started on January 16th, 2003.

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16.01.2003

Space Aquarium successfully launched

The aquatic eco-system CEBAS was launched into space today at 16:39 CET.

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