Turning science fiction into reality: OHB and Thales Alenia Space sign contract for refuelling system for Lunar Gateway
Bremen, 25 May 2021. OHB System AG, a subsidiary of the European space and technology group OHB SE, and Thales Alenia Space, prime contractor for the programme, have now taken a further step in the realisation of the ESPRIT module (European System Providing Refuelling, Infrastructure and Telecommunications) for the new Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway. Under a subcontract, OHB will be responsible for the unpressurised structure as well as the thermal subsystem of the ESPRIT module up to flight readiness. As an international first, OHB will be developing a system for refuelling the electrical propulsion system of the Lunar Gateway with xenon. The subcontract is valued at EUR 58 million.
OHB involved in plasma crystal research in space over the past 20 years
Oberpfaffenhofen, 31 March 2021. Over the past 20 years, very successful basic research with plasma crystal systems has been carried out on board the International Space Station ISS. OHB System AG, a member of the space and high-tech group OHB SE, has been playing a key role from the outset. The current PK-4 research laboratory is a joint European-Russian project that has just been used for the eleventh time.
Start-up Rocket Factory Augsburg playing a leading role
Bremen, March 11, 2021 - Rocket Factory Augsburg AG, a subsidiary of space and high-tech group OHB SE, has been commissioned by the European Space Agency ESA to conduct a study on the future of the European space transportation sector. The microlauncher manufacturer is heading a consortium which also includes OHB companies MT Aerospace AG and OHB System AG. The objective of the study is to investigate New European Space Transportation Solutions (NESTS) for the period beyond 2030.