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LuxSpace signs contract with ESA for two micro satellites


LuxSpace signs contract with ESA for two micro satellites

Betzdorf (Luxembourg), July 15, 2014


Today, LuxSpace announces that it has signed a contract with ESA at Farnborough Air Show, UK for the manufacturing of two micro satellites. The contract is established as a private public partnership, where the final customer – exactEarth of Canada – will make significant investments aside ESA and the participating European companies. The total volume for the two satellites is in the order of 30 M€.

Jochen Harms, Managing Director of LuxSpace, said: “ This is the largest contract, LuxSpace has received so far as prime contractor and it constitutes the next development step for the company as system integrator”.

The two satellites will be launched in 2018 and 2019 respectively. They will have a weight of approximately 100 kg and will provide very high quality AIS data for vessel detection.






About LuxSpace Sarl:

LuxSpace Sarl is an affiliate of OHB AG (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124), one of the three large space prime companies in Europe. LuxSpace has about 50 employees and is mainly developing micro satellites and is actively participating in the OHB System led Small GEO initiative. Furthermore, LuxSpace has a strong service business with specific focus on AIS (Automatic Information System for Ship Detection) and Earth Observation.



Jochen Harms
Managing Director

LuxSpace Sarl
Phone: +352 267 890 4000
Fax:     +352 267 890 4049


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