“Adam” and “Anastasia”, the two Galileo FOC* satellites number three and four developed and built by OHB System AG, were successfully launched on board a Soyuz rocket, which lifted off from the Kourou space center in French-Guyana yesterday at 22:46 hours CET.
They reached their planned orbit at an altitude of around 23,000 kilometers just under four hours later, shortly after they sent their first “sign of life” to the French Space Control Center of CNES in Toulouse. Over the next few days, the two satellites will be undergoing preliminary function testing.
Following the entry in the commercial register, OHB AG has officially adopted the legal structure of a Societas Europaea and is therefore now known as OHB SE.
The shareholders had previously passed a resolution in July 2014 approving this change in corporate status. OHB SE’s registered offices and headquarters will remain in Bremen. As a result of the change in corporate status, the previous shareholders have automatically become shareholders in OHB SE; accordingly, there is no change in their shareholder status.
OHB System AG is funding a new chair at the University of the Armed Forces in Munich. This is a junior professorship in secure satellite communications. The endowment deed was today signed by Marco R. Fuchs, the Chief Executive Officer of OHB System AG, and Prof. Merith Niehuss, the President of the University of the Armed Forces Munich.more... OHB endowment for chair of secure satellite communications