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2018

Bremen, October 02nd 2018. The Augsburg-based space technology company MT Aerospace AG today received the "Space Flight Awareness Award" for its outstanding work on the heavy-duty rocket system SLS of the US space agency NASA. The award was presented by former NASA astronaut and current Boeing Starliner space pilot Chris Ferguson on the recommendation of "The Boeing Company" at the International Astronautical Congress IAC in Bremen.

Augsburg, September 26, 2018. Today MT Aerospace an Augsburg based company is celebrating the 100th launch of the ARIANE 5 from the spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana. This anniversary launch marks an important milestone for European space travel. Ariane5 is an ESA program with ArianeGroup as prime industrial lead contractor. MT can proudly show itself to the public as a key partner in the successful development of the launcher.

Mainz/Bochum September 21, 2018. The Mainz-based company MT Mechatronics Germany, a subsidiary of MT Aerospace AG, has today been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of five antennas by prime contractor SCISYS Deutschland GmbH for the ground segment of the “Heinrich Hertz” national satellite communications mission.

Augsburg/Main/Kourou, September 11, 2018 The new European Ariane 6 launch vehicle is to embark on its maiden flight from the Kourou space center in French-Guyana in July 2020. MT Aerospace AG of Augsburg, Germany, and its Mainz-based subsidiary MT Mechatronics GmbH are constructing the mechanical launch facilities (ELA 4) in Kourou in a contract for the French space agency CNES.

Aviation and space technology company MT Aerospace AG, a subsidiary of the technology group OHB SE, has today officially opened the new production facilities for the Ariane 6 at its Augsburg site in a ceremony attended by numerous honorary guests. MT Aerospace has built a new hall in Augsburg with a floor area of around 2500 square meters, retooled a further production hall and digitized its entire development and production operations with the financial support of the European Space Agency ESA. State-of-the-art welding systems, machine-to-machine communications as well as modernized drilling and riveting robots ensure more efficient and cheaper production processes.

The new European Ariane 6 launch vehicle is to embark on its maiden flight from the Kourou space center in French-Guyana in July 2020. MT Aerospace AG and its Mainz-based subsidiary MT Mechatronics GmbH are constructing the mechanical launch facilities (ELA 4) in the Amazon region in a contract for the French space agency CNES.

  • jobs in Augsburg secured in transition phase to Ariane 6
  • MT Aerospace will be producing the metallic booster housings, tanks and other lightweight structures for the final ten Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicles

Augsburg/Bremen, April 4, 2018 With the hydrogen tank MT Aerospace has delivered the first component for the upper stage for the future European launch vehicle Ariane 6 to the ArianeGroup’s new production center in Bremen. Fabricated in Augsburg using the latest equipment and optimized processes, the tank floors and cylinder panels were assembled by MT Aerospace in Bremen to form a propellant tank.

Construction of the new launch facilities for the Ariane 6 launcher in Kourou, French Guiana, making swift progress. MT Mechatronics is playing a material role and has now prevailed over the European competition with the receipt of a contract for the delivery of the precision system for the mechanical ground support equipment MGSE.

Until now, small satellites have frequently had to “ride piggyback” on larger missions. In an effort to find ways of reducing the time required to place them in low earth orbits, the European Space Agency ESA recently instructed MT Aerospace AG among others to conduct feasibility studies into micro-launchers.