Press Releases 2014

29.10.2014

ISS “PK-4” research laboratory successfully launched

Baikonur / Munich. At 8:09 hours CET on October 29, 2014, the European-Russian plasma crystal laboratory “PK-4” lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on board a Progress launcher headed for the International Space Station ISS. As planned, docking the freighter at the ISS took place in the early afternoon.

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01.09.2014

Merger of OHB System AG and Erwin Kayser-Threde GmbH now completed

OHB System AG, Bremen, and Erwin Kayser-Threde GmbH, Munich, have now merged under the name of OHB System AG...

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28.08.2014

Status: Galileo-FOC*-Satellites

...Controllers at ESA’s ESOC control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, confirm the good health and the nominal behaviour of both satellites. They are in a safe configuration, are thermally stable, have stable pointing to the sun and sufficient power production...

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28.08.2014

ESA announcement: Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly

Operations continue smoothly for Galileo Sat 5-6. Both satellites now have both sets of their solar arrays fully deployed and generating power...

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26.08.2014

ESA announcement: Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly

Work at ESA’s ESOC control centre continues relentlessly on the two Galileo satellites.Despite the non-nominal orbit, the satellites are safely under control after they were released from the launcher upper stage and their orbital position was determined by the European ground teams deployed at ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany...

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23.08.2014

ESA announcement: Soyuz Galileo launch: injection anomaly

Following the announcement made by Arianespace on the anomalies of the orbit injection of the Galileo satellites, the teams of industries and agencies involved in the early operations of the satellites are investigating the potential implications on t...

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22.08.2014

First two Galileo* FOC satellites successfully launched

NOTE: An orbital anomaly was determined after this press release was issued. For follow-on information, see the subsequent press releases on this site.

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23.07.2014

OHB holding “topping-out celebration” for its new building in Oberpfaffenhofen

Oberpfaffenhofen, July 23, 2014. OHB is today holding the “topping out celebration” for its new building in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich in the presence of 150 guests. Currently, the staff of OHB subsidiary Erwin Kayser-Threde GmbH are scattered across two locations in Munich. When it is completed, the new building in Oberpfaffenhofen will provide them with a single and ultra-modern complex.

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19.05.2014

OHB planning to merge OHB System AG and Erwin Kayser-Threde GmbH

OHB System AG (Bremen) and Erwin Kayser-Threde GmbH (Munich) already work jointly on major projects such as the MTG weather satellites and the EnMAP environmental satellite. There is already a structured allocation of tasks reflecting the two companies’ individual strengths.

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08.05.2014

Galileo FOC* satellite shipped safely to Kourou by OHB

The first two Galileo FOC satellites arrived safely in their clean room in Kourou at 20:00 on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in line with a planning established in September 2013. This was reported by Alain Pajonk, the OHB manager responsible for the Galileo launch campaign.

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28.04.2014

OHB mourning the loss of its founder Manfred Fuchs

On Saturday, Prof. Dott.-Ing. h.c. Manfred Fuchs suddenly and unexpectedly passed away at his holiday house in Altenburg/ Kaltern, South Tirol, at the age of 75 years. The OHB AG companies mourn the loss of their founder, who played a preeminent role in the European space industry over the last few decades...

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07.03.2014

Andreas Lindenthal appointed to the Management Board of OHB System AG

The Supervisory Board of the Bremen-based space company OHB System AG, a subsidiary of OHB AG (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124), has appointed Mr. Andreas Lindenthal to the Management Board effective March 1, 2014. This additional appointment is in response to the Company’s strong growth over the past few years and seeks to distribute the broader range of duties across a larger number of Management Board members.

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03.02.2014

Core module for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter handed over to Thales Alenia Space by OHB System

In a special ceremony held on Monday, February 3, 2014, in the presence of the German federal government’s new coordinator for aviation and space, Brigitte Zypries, the core module of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, comprising the structure, the thermal system and the drive system, was handed over to Thales Alenia Space by OHB System AG.

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