Bremen/Bonn, December 15, 2017. OHB System AG, a subsidiary of the Bremen-based space technology group OHB SE, has today signed a contract with the European launch services provider Arianespace for the launch of the Heinrich Hertz civil/military telecommunications satellite. In doing so, OHB has secured a flight opportunity on board an Ariane-5 launch vehicle.

Bremen, December 13, 2017. The four satellites for the Galileo European navigation system reached their target orbit in space at 23:31 hours (CET) yesterday after a transit time of just under four hours. They are now orbiting the Earth at a distance of some 23,000 kilometers.

A further four Galileo satellites to be launched on December 12. The OHB satellites with children’s names perform important services, transmit emergency signs to rescue services more quickly and render payments in online banking secure.

In a ceremony attended by Brigitte Zypries, German Federal Minister of Economics and Energy, Marco Fuchs, the Chief Executive Officer of Bremen-based space and technology group OHB, presented a donation in the form of a cheque to the orbitall discovery center in Berlin. “The space industry is dependent on talented young people with an interest in technology. With our donation, we can directly contribute to encouraging boys and girls to discover or further build on their interest in space.”

Bremen – Marco R. Fuchs, CEO of OHB System AG, a subsidiary of the Bremen-based space technology group OHB SE, has today signed a contract with the customer for the implementation of a global electro-optical satellite system for reconnaissance. The contract has a budget of up to EUR 400 million.

Bremen – The space system and technology group OHB SE is celebrating the tenth anniversary of a product with which the Bremen-based company achieved its breakthrough to become a leading German systems specialist. Back in 2007, OHB supplied the German federal armed forces with their first own satellite-based reconnaissance system. It has been operating reliably around the clock for the past ten years.

OHB System AG, a subsidiary of Bremen-based space technology group OHB SE (Prime Standard; ISIN: DE0005936124), has been awarded today by the relevant authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany the realisation of a satellite system for the global electro-optical reconnaissance.

Bremen – The European Commission has exercised one of its contractual options for the European Galileo navigation system and ordered a further four satellites from OHB System AG. As recently as in June 2017, the Bremen-based satellite producer had been awarded a contract for eight Galileo FOC*) satellites under the Batch 3 tender. “Once again, the quality of our navigation satellites has spoken for itself. I am very grateful to the European Commission and the European Space Agency ESA for the confidence which they have placed in us and our partners,” says Marco Fuchs, Chief Executive Officer of OHB SE.

Board members and experts from all companies within the Bremen-based space and technology group OHB SE are traveling to Adelaide, Australia, to attend the International Astronautical Congress IAC at which space agencies, the space technology industry and also scientists will be present in large numbers. The organizers have accepted more than 20 presentations from representatives of the OHB SE subsidiaries OHB System AG, MT Aerospace AG and Antwerp Space.

Bremen – The listed space and technology group OHB SE has actively supported the first INNOspace Weekend (September 15 - 17 in Cologne) in order to promote fresh business ideas at the interface between space, automotive engineering and logistics.

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The Supervisory Board of OHB System AG, a subsidiary of OHB SE (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124), has appointed Dr. Wolfgang Paetsch to the company’s Management Board effective July 1, 2017.

OHB System AG, a subsidiary of OHB SE (Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124),  signed a contract for the national satellite mission Heinrich Hertz worth EUR 310.5 million with the DLR Space Administration today.

Luxembourg, Silicon Valley -- More than 700 events in 190 countries around the world are planned for Asteroid Day on June 30, 2017, the anniversary of Earth's largest asteroid impact in recorded history, the 1908 Siberia Tunguska event, which devastated 2000 sq. kilometers (770 square miles) of forest in Siberia, Russia.

Sriharikota/ India, Bolzano/ South Tirol, Bremen/Germany, June 23, 2017: Today at 6.00 hours CEST, “Max Valier Sat”, a satellite for school students and amateur radio users, was launched on board an Indian PSLV rocket lifting off from the Dhawan Space Centre around 80 kilometers north of Chennai. Working closely with teachers and school students from the Technology College (TFO) of Bolzano, South Tirol, specialists from Bremen-based space company OHB System AG developed and built this nano-satellite. One particular highlight is the mini x-ray telescope added to the mission by the Max Planck Institute of Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) in Garching. 

ESA and the European Commission awarding the Bremen-based satellite producer a contract for a further eight navigation satellites

Bremen, June 8, 2017. Once again, listed technology group OHB SE (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124) will be an exhibitor at this year’s Paris Air Show alongside its European subsidiaries. Represented by its two business units – Space Systems and Aerospace + Industrial Products – the group will be displaying its range of products and services.

First SmallGEO handed over to customer HISPASAT

Bremen June 02, 2017. Launched at the beginning of the year, the H36W-1 telecommunications satellite supplied by OHB System AG has been handed over to Spanish satellite operator HispaSat following the completion of an In Orbit Test period of more than 80 days. This trial confirms the design and configuration of the new European SmallGEO satellite platform, simultaneously testifying to the fact that the German space industry has regained system capabilities for telecommunications satellites.

Bremen, 17. Mai 2017. At the INNOspace Masters Awards ceremony, which was held in the presence of Brigitte Zypries, the Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, in Berlin, Sebastian Marcu prevailed over the competition with his “Bake in Space” project in the ESA BIC Challenge supported by OHB. The ESA BIC Challenge is searching for business ideas and new business models aimed at achieving substantial progress in the commercialization of space. This was the second time that OHB SE (Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124) supported the ESA BIC Challenge and the company is eagerly awaiting the exchange with the winners.

Esrange launch site, North Sweden, April 7, 2017. At 11:30 local time, the noise of a launching rocket pierced the snow-covered landscape in the vicinity of the Esrange launch pad near Koruna in Northern Sweden. An unmanned MAXUS sounding rocket embarked on its ballistic flight, which took it to an altitude of 678 kilometers, where it provided weightless conditions for a period of 12 minutes. It was precisely this period of the flight that researchers were eagerly awaiting in order to perform the scientific and technological experiments which the rocket was carrying in its interior. On its 10th MAXUS mission, the rocket had a length of 15.5 meters and a launch mass of 12.3 tons. OHB System AG was again materially involved in the success of the mission.

Bremen, March 17, 2017.OHB SE and MT Aerospace AG (a subsidiary of OHB SE, Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124) are partners of “Team Germany“ who is going to support the organization of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen next year. On a ceremony in the Bremen City Hall, the partners signed a co-operation treaty today.

Luxembourg, London, Berlin, Silicon Valley, Bucharest (February 14, 2017) -- The city of Luxembourg today hosted international leaders to launch Asteroid Day 2017. Asteroid Day is a UN sanctioned global day of education to raise awareness about asteroids and in particular how we protect Earth from dangerous impacts.

Bremen, 13.02.2017. OHB System AG is going one decisive step further in the development of the SmallGEO geostationary satellite platform: OHB Sweden (a subsidiary of OHB SE, Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124) has now been tasked with developing the electric propulsion system and the Attitude-Orbit-Control software for the fully electric version known as “Electra”.

Bremen / Neubiberg, February 3, 2017. In today’s information society, the development of efficient and secure communications channels is increasingly growing in importance. It is for this reason that OHB System AG, a subsidiary of OHB SE (Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124), is funding a junior professorship in secure space communications at the Institute of Information Technology at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces in Munich.

Bremen/Kourou, January 28, 2017. In the early hours of the morning, the telecommunications satellite H36W-1 produced by space technology company OHB System AG reached its target orbit at an altitude of 36,000 kilometers. A Russian Soyuz carrier had lifted off on schedule at 2.03 hours CET from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French-Guyana. Roughly half an hour later, the carrier released the satellite with a mass of 3,200 kg into its geostationary transfer orbit.

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  • First SmallGEO satellite made by OHB being readied for launching

Bremen, January 23, 2017. At a joint information event held with the German Aerospace Center DLR, OHB System AG commenced the unofficial countdown for the launch of the first satellite from the SmallGEO range, H36W-1. Roughly 60 guests from the space sector as well as the political arena accepted an invitation to find out more about Europe’s new Germany-made geostationary satellite platform.

The new brochure “SmallGEO – A multi-purpose geostationary satellite platform (click here to open…)” by OHB System AG provides information on the versatile SmallGEO platform for geostationary satellites of the 3-to. category.

Regarding the current news coverage please see  these ESA press releases dated January 19, 2017 and  November 11, 2016