Press Releases


SmallGEO – A multi-purpose geostationary satellite platform

The new brochure “SmallGEO – A multi-purpose geostationary satellite platform (click here to open…)” by OHB System AG provides information on the versatile SmallGEO platform for geostationary satellites of the 3-to. category.



MT Mechatronics and Max Planck Institute to collaborate on the large-scale radio telescope project SKA

Mainz/Bonn, 15 December 2016. The Mainz-based telescope and antenna specialist MT Mechatronics GmbH (MTM, a subsidiary of OHB SE, Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124) and Bonn's Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) today signed an agreement to build a prototype antenna together for the radio telescope project SKA that is currently in development. SKA stands for Square Kilometre Array. .



OHB Communications Satellite for HISPASAT arrived at Launch Site

Bremen/Kourou December 1st, 2016. Telecommunications satellite H36W-1 of Bremen satellite manufacturer OHB has arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The overall design of the satellite belonging to the SmallGEO series*) was verified during an extensive test campaign.   



Four Galileo FOC satellites successfully launched all at once

Kourou, November 17th 2016. Another four Galileo FOC* satellites developed and built by OHB System AG have been successfully launched on board  an Ariane 5 ES launcher, which lifted off from the Kourou space center in French-Guiana today at 14:06 CET.



OHB Contributing to ESA’s Earth Explorer Mission FLEX

OHB System AG was contracted to play a substantial role in the European Earth Explorer mission FLEX which is scheduled for launch in 2022. For the prime contractor Leonardo-Finmeccanica, OHB will design and develop important parts for the FLEX instrument.