Press Releases


OHB with a successful launch into a geostationary orbit

Bremen/Kourou, January 28, 2017. In the early hours of the morning, the telecommunications satellite H36W-1 produced by space technology company OHB System AG reached its target orbit at an altitude of 36,000 kilometers. A Russian Soyuz carrier had lifted off on schedule at 2.03 hours CET from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French-Guyana. Roughly half an hour later, the carrier released the satellite with a mass of 3,200 kg into its geostationary transfer orbit.



ARIANE 6 launching facilities: development of mechanical systems fully on schedule

Mainz, January 27, 2017. MT Mechatronics GmbH, Mainz (a subsidiary of OHB SE, Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124) has today successfully completed the first project review of the mechanical systems for the launching facilities for the new ARIANE 6...



Orion Propulsion Qualification Model en route to White Sands for hot firing tests

After almost a year of hard work, OHB Sweden (a subsidiary of OHB SE, Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124) has now finalised the integration of the Propulsion Qualification Model (PQM) for the European Service Module to NASA’s Orion space vehicle...



SmallGEO: Europe’s new geostationary satellite platform made in Germany

  • Versatile platform for 3-ton-class satellites in a geostationary orbit
  • First SmallGEO satellite made by OHB being readied for launching

Bremen, January 23, 2017. At a joint information event held with the German Aerospace Center DLR, OHB System AG commenced the unofficial countdown for the launch of the first satellite from the SmallGEO range, H36W-1. Roughly 60 guests from the space sector as well as the political arena accepted an invitation to find out more about Europe’s new Germany-made geostationary satellite platform.



Current Galileo news coverage

Regarding the current news coverage please see  these ESA press releases dated January 19, 2017 and  November 11, 2016