Exploration & Science

OHB is closely involved in exploration and space science via a wide range of different projects, acting as both a components supplier and a principal contractor.

This entails missions dedicated to planetary science, fundamental physics and astrophysics as well as the harnessing of extraterrestrial resources, or providing the infrastructure for sustainable presence on other space surfaces. These are supplemented by technology demonstration missions relevant for the areas mentioned above, such as robotic and mechanisms.
Exploration and space science involve a high degree of cross-disciplinary questions, thus creating new technological approaches and fresh opportunities for science, research and business.
OHB System AG, as the largest German space technology company, is involved in several exploration and scientific projects for our customers.




Press release

Space Systems Core Segments

Satellite Technology

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.

Human Spaceflight

At the same time, it has gained a unique position not least of all thanks to its status as the only European company in the human space flight segment to be involved in all payloads and laboratories for the Columbus module of the International Space Station ISS.