2005

Last night, an Ariane 5 GS successfully placed the MSG-2 meteorological satellite and the INSAT 4A telecommunications satellite in their planned orbits. After the problems of the past few years, a total of five launches involving the two models ECA (10 t payload) and GS (6 t payload) have been completed free of any technical difficulties and on time this year. As a result, Ariane-5 has impressively demonstrated its position as a reliable and efficient European carrier.

Telematics Solutions S.p.A., Milan, a subsidiary of OHB Technology AG (ISIN: DE0005936124), has today been awarded a contract worth EUR 8 million from Italian company Vitrociset S.p.A., Rome. In signing the contract, Telematics Solutions has assumed a leading role in the development and implementation of the complex telecommunications network and security system for the launch pad for the VEGA launcher in Kourou, French Guiana.

As a strategic partner in a European consortium, MT Aerospace, Augsburg/Mainz, a subsidiary of OHB Technology AG (ISIN: DE0005936124), has received an order from the French Space Agency CNES for the engineering, production and assembly of parts of the ground facilities for the Sojus launcher in Kourou, French Guyana.

The results of the ESA council of ministers conference, which took place at the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin on December 5 – 6, will unleash positive effects for the German space industry in general and for the OHB Technology Group in particular.

MT Aerospace AG, a subsidiary of OHB Technology AG (ISIN: DE0005936124), has received a contract worth EUR 42 million from the European Southern Observatory ESO in Garching near Munich. The contract is for the large-scale international research project called ALMA, short for Atacama Large Millimeter Array, the largest and most spectacular radio telescope project to date.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, the heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA launcher successfully placed two telecommunications in geostationary transfer orbits. At 12.46 a.m. CET, the Ariane 5 ECA lifted off from the European launch pad in Kourou, French-Guyana. Just under half an hour later it released its two payloads, the US SPACEWAY 2 satellite and the Indonesian TELEKOM-2 satellite, as planned.

This morning at 08:52 CEST, a COSMOS-3M launcher carrying a multinational payload was launched on schedule. The rocket took off at the Plesetsk launching pad located 800 kilometers north-east of Moscow, successfully placing the RUBIN-5 microsatellite developed by OHB as well as other payloads in orbit.

Last night, an Ariane 5 launcher again successfully placed two satellites in their geostationary transfer orbit. At 7:32 PM local time, the Ariane lifted off from the European launch pad in Kourou, French-Guyana. Roughly half an hour later, it released its first payload, the French Syracuse-3A military satellite. This was followed shortly afterwards by the US telecommunications satellite Galaxy 15.

The CEO of Bremen-based space-technology company OHB-System AG, Prof. Manfred Fuchs, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Polytechnic University of Milan.

As part of the European Technology Acquisition Program ETAP, Bremen-based space and high technology company OHB-System AG has developed for EADS Military Aircraft a data transmission system allowing complex datastreams such as reconnaissance images and videos to be sent from manned and unmanned airborne vehicles to ground stations free of any errors. Last week, a test flight involving a Tornado very successfully demonstrated just how superbly this system works.

Bremen-based space and high technology company OHB-System AG has received a contract from the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB), under the terms of which it is to continue and extend its convincing work on the radio transmission of high-resolution aerial reconnaissance images.

he OHB Technology AG Group (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124) also increased profitability in the second quarter 2005. The higher value-added share of OHB with individual projects was a major driver of the again higher profitability.

Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG was today awarded an additional contract by the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement worth around EUR 18 million in connection with the SAR-Lupe project. At the end of 2004, OHB had been invited to submit a further offer for technical enhancements to the satellite system.

The German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement has awarded OHB-System AG a project for the completion of a study on “global space-based reconnaissance” (WERA). This entails definitions of the next generation of SAR-Lupe. Upon being implemented next year, the SAR-Lupe system will provide the German Federal Armed Forces with space-based reconnaissance for a period of ten years.

Staff at Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG are closely following the mission of the Discovery space shuttle, which was launched today at 4:39 pm from Cape Canaveral headed for the International Space Station (ISS) with a seven-strong crew on board. “The success of this mission is of key importance for advances in manned space flight,” explained Prof. Manfred Fuchs, CEO of OHB-System AG.

The formal transfer of all shares of MAN Technologie AG to MT Aerospace Holding GmbH, Bremen took place on 28 June. This transaction has been retroactively effective as of 1 January 2005.

Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG will be exhibiting at the 46th International Paris Airshow. OHB will be presenting its products and services in Hall 2, Stand E24A on June 13 - 19, 2005. In particular, it will be showcasing its unique satellite systems for low and geostationary orbits as well as its security and reconnaissance technology.

At the beginning of June, OHB Technology AG (ISIN: DE0005936124), a globally leading supplier in the space + security, telematics and satellite services sectors, and the Munich-based technology holding company Apollo Capital Partners GmbH signed an agreement with MAN AG concerning the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in MAN Technologie AG, Augsburg.

Within the scope of the SAR-Lupe program OHB-System AG as the prime contractor is developing five identical satellites equipped with highest-resolution radar systems for providing worldwide information under all weather conditions and at day and night time, and a ground segment for controlling the satellites and for receiving and processing image data.

COSMOS International GmbH is responsible for launching the SAR-Lupe satellites. The company has arisen from joint activities in connection with the use of Russian carrier rocket systems, which are deployed for launching various OHB small satellites (Safir 1 & 2, Abrixas, Bird Rubin and LLMS).

With its commitment to small geostationary satellites, known as LITTLE GEOs, Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG is pursuing the aim of placing inexpensive satellites with a relatively small mass and volume in geostationary orbits.

CONDOR is a modular, flexible system for extensive aerial reconnaissance. It comprises a flight segment which is fitted with various observation systems and can be operated automatically or manually as well as a ground segment capable of being installed as a mobile unit or integrated in an evaluation center.

OHB-System AG is a medium-sized systems provider belonging to the OHB Technology group. It is a unique European technology and aerospace group with more than 300 employees. The Space Technology + Security, Telematics and Satellites Services business units generated total revenues of EUR 137.909 million in 2004, with OHB System AG, which specializes in Space Technology + Security, contributing roughly 90%.

Today, OHB Technology AG (ISIN: DE0005936124), a globally leading supplier in the space + security, telematics and satellite services sectors, and the Munich-based technology holding company Apollo Capital Partners GmbH have signed an agreement with MAN AG on the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in MAN Technologie AG, Augsburg.

The start of OHB Technology AG (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124) into the first quarter 2005, traditionally the weakest quarter of the year, went according to plan. Profit as a percentage of sales (ROS 9.0% compared to previous year ROS 8.6%) has continued to increase; as a percentage of the almost unchanged total revenues, profitability has stabilised (return on total revenues 7.6% compared to 7.5% in the previous year) at the level of the year before.

Management Board of OHB Technology AG (ISIN: DE0005936124) presented the audited consolidated financial statements 2004 on their annual accounts press conference in Bremen today, confirming the preliminary Group figures from March 7th, 2005. Sales and earnings per share reached again record high level carrying forward the successful growth of OHB impressively.

Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG has been awarded a contract by U.S. satellite operator ORBCOMM Inc. to participate in the development and construction of an ORBCOMM satellite with a secondary U.S. Coast Guard payload.

Management Board of OHB Technology AG (ISIN: DE0005936124) disclosed today preliminary and un-audited Group key figures for fiscal 2004. Sales and earnings per share reached again record high level carrying forward the successful growth of OHB impressively.

The iNavSat concession team in which OHB Technology AG acts as core partner announced that the updated proposal for the Galileo Concession was submitted to the GJU yesterday. The evaluation will lead to a long awaited preferred bidder selection in February through the Galileo Joint Undertaking (GJU) followed by an immediate start of the concession contract negotiation.

There was palpable joy and relief at Bremen-based space technology company OHB-System AG when a very special COSMOS-3M launcher successfully placed two Russian military satellites in their intended orbits last Thursday at 4:00 CET after taking off from the Plesetsk cosmodrome.

In a further step in its international growth strategy, OHB Technology AG (ISIN: DE0005936124) has established a new space-technology company in Luxembourg known as LUXSPACE S.a.r.l.