OHB System

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OHB System AG
Type Public
Industry Aerospace
Headquarters Bremen, Germany
Number of locations 2 (Bremen and Munich)
Key people
  • Marco R. Fuchs (CEO)
  • Christa Fuchs (Chair of Supervisory Board)
Products Spacecraft
Parent OHB AG
Website www.ohb-system.de
Footnotes / references
[1]
OHB System building 1 and SAR Lupe integration building
OHB System building 3

OHB System is a German company that develops and manufactures space systems. A key product of the company is fully integrated satellites. OHB System is a subsidiary of the German technology group OHB AG.[2]

The company was founded in 1958 as a marine systems outfitter.[3] However the activities of the company shifted toward space technology in the 1980s after the couple Christa Fuchs and Manfred Fuchs took over leadership of the company.[4] At present OHB System is the third largest space company of Europe.[5]

Projects[edit]

The company has been working on numerous prestigious national German and international projects related to small satellites, manned space flight as well as security and reconnaissance technologies.

  • Examples of OHB satellite missions for telecommunication, earth observation and reconnaissance are BREMSAT, SAFIR 1&2, BIRD/RUBIN, ABRIXAS and the first German reconnaissance satellite system, SAR-Lupe.
  • Examples of OHB microgravity facilities are the International Space Station racks Fluid Science Laboratory and European Physiology Modules.
  • Projects OHB demonstrated at the 2006 Berlin Air Show included CONDOR/ARDS, an airborne modular reconnaissance system, and Mona Lisa, a study for planning and implementing a lunar exploration program.
  • On 7 January 2010, the European Commission announced that the contract to build the first 14 operational satellites for the Galileo Global Satellite Navigation System was awarded to OHB System and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). Fourteen satellites will be built at a cost of 566m euros ($811m; £510m).[6] The first two are expected to be ready in October 2012.
  • In February 2012, an additional order of eight satellites was awarded to OHB Systems for €250M ($327M), after outbidding EADS Astrium tender offer. Thus bringing the total to 22 FOC satellites.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OHB System AG. "OHB System ENG - Space Systems + Security". Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2013". OHB AG. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Interviews - Wei Sun". International Astronautical Federation. June 2009. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "OHB System ENG - Milestones". OHB System. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  5. ^ de Selding, Peter (28 April 2014). "Manfred Fuchs, 75, Partnered with Wife To Make OHB Europe’s Third Biggest Space Prime". SpaceNews. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  6. ^ [1], "EU awards Galileo satellite-navigation contracts", BBC News, 7 January 2010
  7. ^ Dunmore, Charlie (1 February 2012). "UPDATE 1-OHB beats EADS to Galileo satellite contract -sources". Reuters. 

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Coordinates: 53°06′01″N 8°51′25″E / 53.10028°N 8.85694°E / 53.10028; 8.85694