Project: Columbus IOT

Company: OHB-System AG


The Industrial Operator Team IOT is responsible for putting the European Columbus laboratory into operation while it is in orbit. Its tasks also include maintaining and servicing the systems as well as performing the experiments and integrating future payloads. OHB is particularly responsible for the EPM medical research laboratory, the transport rack and the Flywheel fitness device which it has developed and built as the main contractor. In addition, OHB is playing a key role in the fluid science lab, the European drawer rack and the biological research lab as a main subcontractor.



The European Columbus laboratory was launched in February 2008. The laboratories developed and assembled by OHB are now going into operation step by step.



ESA, Astrium Space Transportation (customer)