MT Aerospace awarded contract for mechanical systems of ARIANE 6 ground facilities

Paris/Augsburg. MT Aerospace, a subsidiary of listed technology group OHB SE (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124), and the French space agency CNES signed a contract on Friday, October 7th, about the realization of the launch facilities for ARIANE 6 at Centre Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, French-Guiana.

The contract worth EUR 23 million is covering the development, manufacturing, delivery and commissioning of the mechanical systems for the launching facilities for the coming ARIANE 6 until handover to CNES and ESA in May, 2018.

MT Aerospace is significantly involved in the development and industrialization of the ARIANE 6 launcher system. With an industrial work share of about 10% MT Aerospace is risk-share-partner and Cluster Prime for Metallic Structures driving technical innovation and commercial competitiveness for the future launch system.  

“The signature of this contract represents for MT Aerospace the beginning of a new venture in a long history of ground facilities projects that MT has realized for ESA, CNES and Arianespace at the European Spaceport over the last forty years”, says Hans J. Steininger, CEO of MT Aerospace. “The mechanical systems of ELA 4 represents an important part of the ground infrastructure for ARIANE 6”, adds Hans J. Steininger.

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