With its steady, primarily organic growth and technological leadership, OHB has made a name for itself in the space community and particularly also in the European satellite market.
The fact that Europe has discovered and entered the growth market for small geostationary satellites is materially due to an initiative launched by OHB. These crucial system skills had largely disappeared in Europe in the previous 15 years or so. An important reference in this area is the Small GEO project with the European Space Agency ESA as the customer and Hispasat of Spain as the user. Here, OHB has assumed lead management of a European-wide syndicate. The marketing of small reconnaissance and communications satellites in particular will grow in importance for OHB as an area of business expansion.