Press Releases 2015


Guy Perez 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 SE (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124), has appointed Mr. Guy Perez to the Management Board as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Head of the Telecommunication Satellite unit effective January 1st , 2016.

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Street named in honor of Manfred Fuchs, deceased founder of OHB

Oberpfaffenhofen, December 18, 2015. The street leading to OHB System AG’s new facility in Bavaria at the Oberpfaffenhofen research center has today been named in honor of the company’s founder Manfred Fuchs, deceased. With his activities and visionary ideas, he left a strong mark on European space flight over a period of three decades. Prof. Dott.-Ing. h.c. Manfred Fuchs passed away in April 2014 aged 75 years.

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Another two Galileo FOC satellites successfully launched

Bremen/Kourou, December 17, 2015. Known as “Andriana” and “Liene”, another two Galileo FOC* satellites developed and built by OHB System AG have been successfully launched on board a Soyuz launcher, which lifted off from the Kourou space center in French-Guiana today at 12:51 hours CET.

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Adam and Anastasia broadcasting navigation signals

Having completed their intensive checks in space, two more of Europe’s Galileo satellites are now fully operational. Adam and Anastasia, the Galileo FOC (Full Operational Capability) Satellites 3 and 4 assembled by OHB System AG (a subsidiary of OHB SE, ISIN DE0005936124) are broadcasting navigation signals and, since the December 1, have been relaying search and rescue messages from across the globe.

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OHB Group showcasing its capabilities at the premiere of Space Tech Expo Europe at “City of Space”

Established in America, the congress has now ventured across to Europe, where it will be taking place on November 17 - 19 at Fair Hall 5 in Bremen. OHB will be present at the congress with numerous speakers and presenters as well as two stands.

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OHB awarded contract for the expansion of the German federal armed forces’ large satellite ground station (anchor station) in Gerolstein

OHB System AG was awarded a contract by the Federal Republic of Germany represented by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to expand the capabilities of the SATCOM anchor station in Gerolstein with the addition of UHF-DAMA (Ultra High Frequency-Demand Assigned Multiple Access) functionality.

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OHB-research laboratory investigates complex plasmas‎

International Space Station/Munich, October 30th, 2015. The joint ESA–ROSCOSMOS Experiment Plasma Kristall-4 on-board the ISS completed its first scientific experiment campaign aboard the International Space Station ISS earlier today. Its objective is to advance the research of complex plasmas in weightlessness. OHB System AG is responsible, under a contract to ESA, for all system tasks of this permanent research laboratory.

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Dobrindt: OHB supplies top technology for Galileo

The German Federal Minister of Traffic and Digital Infrastructure, Alexander Dobrindt, today visited space technology company OHB in Bremen. In talks with the Management Board and staff and during a guided tour of the company, Dobrindt was informed of OHB’s contributions to the European satellite navigation system Galileo and the European MTG weather satellites. The matters discussed included the current status of Galileo FOC* satellite production.

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Alba and Oriana handed over to Oberpfaffenhofen

The latest pair of Galileo FOC (Full Operational Capability) Satellites, designed and build by OHB System AG, passed their initial space-checks and were handed over to the Galileo Control Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.
“We are proud that our satellites have reached this milestone smoothly and are looking forward to a successful navigation payload performance demonstration of Alba and Oriana”, comments Dr. Ingo Engeln, Member of the Executive Board of OHB System AG.

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OHB presenting design of the Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM)

Yesterday, OHB System AG unveiled the design for the Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) during the payload meeting at the European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC) near Madrid. Lead-managed by OHB, the syndicate presented its specifications of the individual payloads and operations to ESA as well as the developers and primary users of the instruments.

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Successful launch of Galileo FOC* satellites Alba and Oriana

Galileo FOC* satellites No. five and six developed and built by OHB System AG, called Alba and Oriana, were successfully launched on board a Soyuz rocket, which lifted off from the Kourou space centre in French Guayana today at 04:08h CEST.

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The Bremen Galileo-FOC Satellites at Spaceport Kourou

The Galileo FOC* satellites No. 5 (Alba) and No. 6 (Oriana) designed and built by OHB System AG for the European Navigation System, Galileo, have arrived safe and sound at the launch site in Kourou (French Guiana). Launch of the two satellites is scheduled for September 10, 2015. OHB System is industrial prime for the European Space Agency ESA for every one of the 22 Galileo FOC satellites.

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Successful TEXUS-51‎ Mission

Unmanned sounding rocket TEXUS-51 was launched from the isolated launch site ESRANGE in Kiruna in northern Sweden on April 23, 2015 at 09:35 CEST. TEXUS missions focus primarily on exploring the properties and behavior of materials, chemicals and biological substances under weightless conditions (microgravitation).

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Galileo FOC* Satellites “Adam and Anastasia” successfully launched

“Adam” and “Anastasia”, the two Galileo FOC* satellites number three and four developed and built by OHB System AG, were successfully launched on board a Soyuz rocket, which lifted off from the Kourou space center in French-Guyana yesterday at 22:46 hours CET.
They reached their planned orbit at an altitude of around 23,000 kilometers just under four hours later, shortly after they sent their first “sign of life” to the French Space Control Center of CNES in Toulouse. Over the next few days, the two satellites will be undergoing preliminary function testing.

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OHB endowment for chair of secure satellite communications

OHB System AG is funding a new chair at the University of the Armed Forces in Munich. This is a junior professorship in secure satellite communications. The endowment deed was today signed by Marco R. Fuchs, the Chief Executive Officer of OHB System AG, and Prof. Merith Niehuss, the President of the University of the Armed Forces Munich.

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OHB complets integration of the first geostationary communications satellite “Hispasat Advanced Generation 1”

Developed and built by OHB System, the “Hispasat Advanced Generation 1” (“Hispasat AG1”) geostationary communications satellite yesterday evening has left the integration hall in Bremen. After successful system testing at the end of the integration phase in Bremen, the environmental impact testing campaign is now to commence....

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