Space technology products

Space missions result in new technological developments and strengthen Europe’s pioneering role at the vanguard of scientific and economic progress. 

OHB is ensuring that Germany has access to space, a commodity with enormous potential for the future: Acquired by OHB in 2005, MT Aerospace AG is the largest German supplier of components for the successful ARIANE 5 program, producing 10% of the hardware including booster casings and tank domes for the central and upper stages.

The company also provides a wide range of services to the European space station in French Guiana, contributing significantly to the reliability and competitive position of the ARIANE launcher.

Furthermore, MT Aerospace is a trusted partner for prestigious ESA projects (e.g. ATV – Automated Transfer Vehicle) and commercial satellite platforms (Alphabus and Small Geo).

Project: Ariane 5 series production

Company: MT Aerospace AG

Ariane 5 completed five successful launches in 2011, with MT Aerospace, which supplies around 10 percent of the hardware, making a crucial contribution to this. 

Among other things, six flight sets were produced and supplied last year. For 2012, the same production rate is planned, while for the LH2 upper stage tank seven shipsets per year shall be produced. In this way,  full capacity utilization is guaranteed at the Augsburg plant. 


EADS (customer for structures, tanks and tank components),
Europropulsion (customer for the booster cases)
Cryospace (customer for LH2 tank)