2022

OHB Earth observation satellite to be launched from Cape Canaveral on 1 April 2022

Oberpfaffenhofen, March 30, 2022. The countdown has begun, with only a few days to go before the launch of the first German hyperspectral mission EnMAP (Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program). The lift off from SLC-40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States, is scheduled for 18:24 hours German summer time. EnMAP will be carried on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher and placed in a solar-synchronous orbit around the Earth at an altitude of around 650 kilometers in order to show us the world in all its colors and beyond.

Bremen, February 2, 2022. The German Earth observation satellite EnMAP (Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program), the first hyperspectral satellite to be developed and built in Germany, is still in a clean room at OHB System AG in Bremen. Final work is being carried out; after all, we are now in the home stretch. A small group of visitors from the ranks of customers, clients and partners took a close look at the satellite today before it sets out on its journey to the launch site. Dr. Anna Christmann, Federal Government Coordinator for German Aerospace Policy, joined the event's hybrid element virtually.