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#OHBgoesIAC: Home game for OHB at IAC in Bremen

German Aviation and Aerospace Society acknowledges OHB’s Galileo team with the Wernher-von-Braun Award

Bremen, September 27, 2018. Together with its international subsidiaries, space and technology group OHB SE will be exhibiting at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen on October 1 - 5. OHB has its own stand and will be holding various presentations and organizing sessions at IAC, which is taking place at the Bremen fair grounds and is expected to attract 4,500 international experts from the aerospace industry. The Group will be receiving a particular honor in the form of the Wernher-von-Braun Team Award, which is being bestowed on OHB’s Galileo team by the German Aviation and Aerospace Society (DGLR).

Exhibition stand dedicated to exploration and science

At its stand D40 in hall 5, the OHB Group will be demonstrating its aerospace expertise with a particular focus on exploration and earth observation. The core exhibit is a model of the satellite for the PLATO mission. The stand is made up of islands demonstrating the various applications of OHB’s satellites. In addition, OHB subsidiary MT Aerospace will be displaying a model of the Ariane 5 as well as antennas from its portfolio.

At 3:00 pm on Tuesday, October 2, OHB together with the other members of “Team Germany” will be holding a joint reception at the Team Germany Boulevard in hall 5. OHB and MT Aerospace are partners of “Team Germany”, which is helping the International Astronautical Federation to organize IAC.

More than 50 presentations by the OHB Group at IAC in Bremen

The world’s largest astronautical congress is being held in Bremen for the second time since 2013. This year, IAC’s motto is #InvolvingEveryone. At IAC, the OHB Group will be demonstrating how important Bremen as the “City of Space” has become for the German and international aerospace industry. “The commitment shown not only by the Bremen state government but also by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to the German aerospace industry is proof for us that we are heading in the right direction with our satellite systems and also our components business,” says OHB Chief Executive Officer Marco Fuchs.

Representatives from OHB Group companies will be holding more than 50 presentations at IAC, while OHB will be contributing to the “Global Network Forum” with presentations on such matters as asteroid detection and quantum technology. Taking place at 2:45 pm on Tuesday, October 2, the OHB Innovation Pitch Challenge will be looking for start-ups with exciting new ideas of aerospace. 

Public day and free admission on October 3 / presentation of the Wernher-von-Braun Award

On the Day of German Unity on October 3, IAC will be opening its doors to all visitors from the general public interested in space. For OHB this will be a very busy day: Starting at 11:00 am, the winners of the INNOspace Masters, INNOspace weekends and OHB SGAC scholarship competitions will be presenting their projects in a session at the OHB stand.

This will be followed at 4:30 pm by a joint session by OHB and DGLR in the IAC press room, where DGLR will be presenting OHB’s Galileo team with the Wernher-von-Braun Award. During the presentation by DGLR Chairman Rolf Henke, Marco Fuchs and OHB Management Board member Ingo Engeln will be reporting on the production, status and capabilities of the state-of-the-art Galileo navigation system on behalf of the European Space Agency ESA.

A further highlight is scheduled for the following morning on October 4: at 9:30 am, Marco Fuchs will be proceeding to the stand of the European Space Agency ESA to sign the contract for the PLATO scientific research mission, which will be searching for exoplanets.

We look forward to welcoming you to our IAC stand D40 in hall 5. If you would like to arrange an appointment, please contact us at

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