The latest pair of Galileo FOC (Full Operational Capability) Satellites, designed and build by OHB System AG, passed their initial space-checks and were handed over to the Galileo Control Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.
“We are proud that our satellites have reached this milestone smoothly and are looking forward to a successful navigation payload performance demonstration of Alba and Oriana”, comments Dr. Ingo Engeln, Member of the Executive Board of OHB System AG.
Yesterday, OHB System AG unveiled the design for the Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) during the payload meeting at the European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC) near Madrid. Lead-managed by OHB, the syndicate presented its specifications of the individual payloads and operations to ESA as well as the developers and primary users of the instruments.more... OHB presenting design of the Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM)
Galileo FOC* satellites No. five and six developed and built by OHB System AG, called Alba and Oriana, were successfully launched on board a Soyuz rocket, which lifted off from the Kourou space centre in French Guayana today at 04:08h CEST.more... Successful launch of Galileo FOC* satellites Alba and Oriana