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Societas Europaea
Industry Aerospace, Technology
Headquarters Bremen, Germany
Number of locations
Key people
  • Marco R. Fuchs (CEO)
  • Christa Fuchs (Chair of Supervisory Board)
Number of employees
2,298 (FY 2016)
  • Space Systems
  • Aerospace + Industrial Products
Website ohb.de
Footnotes / references
OHB System (Bremen), Offices and Integration Hall
OHB System (Bremen), Offices

OHB SE is a European multinational technology corporation. Headquartered in Bremen, Germany, the corporation consists of the two business divisions Space Systems and Aerospace + Industrial Products.[5] A key product of the corporation is fully integrated spacecraft.[6] At present OHB is the third largest corporation in Europe's space sector.[7]

The company OHB System AG is a major constituent of the OHB corporation. This company was founded in 1958 as a marine systems outfitter.[8] However the activities of the company shifted toward space technology in the 1980s after the couple Christa Fuchs and Manfred Fuchs took over ownership of the company.[9]


OHB is set up as a Societas Europae – a European company. The OHB SE group encompasses subsidiaries across the European Union.

Business Unit Subsidiary Location Legal Entity Share
Space Systems OHB System Bremen & Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany AG 100%
OHB Italia Milan, Italy S.p.A. 100%
LuxSpace Betzdorf, Luxembourg Sàrl 100%
Antwerp Space Antwerp, Belgium N.V. 100%
OHB Sweden Stockholm, Sweden AB 100%
Aerospace +
Industrial Products
MT Aerospace Augsburg, Germany AG 70%
MT Mechatronics Mainz, Germany GmbH 70%
MT Aerospace Guyane Kourou, French Guiana S.A.S. 70%
OHB Teledata Bremen, Germany GmbH 100%
Megatel Bremen, Germany GmbH 74.9%


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


  1. ^ "Locations". OHB SE. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Management Board". OHB SE. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Supervisory Board". OHB SE. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Annual Financial Report 2016" (PDF). OHB SE. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Business Units". OHB SE. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Annual Report 2013" (PDF). OHB AG. 19 March 2014. Archived from the original on 20 May 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Interviews - Wei Sun". International Astronautical Federation. June 2009. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "OHB System ENG - Milestones". OHB System. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  10. ^ [1], "EU awards Galileo satellite-navigation contracts", BBC News, 7 January 2010
  11. ^ Dunmore, Charlie (1 February 2012). "UPDATE 1-OHB beats EADS to Galileo satellite contract -sources". Reuters. 
  12. ^ de Selding, Peter B. (2015-03-19). "Competition To Build OneWeb Constellation Draws 2 U.S., 3 European Companies". Space News. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Messier, Doug (2014-11-11). "WorldVu Satellites Issues RFP for 640 Satellites". Parabolic Arc. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and ESRF collaborate on space technologies". scitecheuropa.eu. 8 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018. 

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