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Companies to explore additional collaboration on commercial satellites and NASA’s Space Launch System

AUGSBURG, Germany, July 7, 2021 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and MT Aerospace AG, part of OHB SE, today signed a new partnership agreement in Augsburg, in the presence of Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder. The new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is intended to further diversify and expand MT Aerospace’s supplier activities for Boeing’s commercial, defense and space programs over the next few years.

Augsburg, 23 June, 2021. MT Aerospace AG, a subsidiary of space and technology group OHB SE, has reached an important milestone in the targeted development of a CFRP upper stage for a future European launcher: at the beginning of June 2021, it had its prototype high-performance tank for rocket engines made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) tested at the DLR test centre in Trauen as part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ComET project within the Future Launchers Preparatory Programme (FLPP).

Augsburg, June 21, 2021. MT Aerospace AG, a subsidiary of the space and technology group OHB SE, was awarded a contract by ArianeGroup GmbH as part of the Future Launcher’s Preparatory Program of the European Space Agency (ESA) for the advanced technology development for a future black upper stage for the European launcher Ariane 6. The advantages of the smart material CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) are in demand for the commissioned development of the propellant tanks and structures

NASA and ESA plan to bring a piece of Mars back to Earth

Our neighboring planet Mars has been having repeated visits from Earth: Probes are orbiting Mars, rovers are being deployed there, we recently received a soundbite from Mars and, until recently, we eagerly anticipated the maiden flight of NASA's "Ingenuity" helicopter. The European Space Agency ESA and its U.S. counterpart NASA want to take robotic exploration of the Red Planet to a new level in the Mars Sample Return (MSR) program: the delivery of Mars soil samples to Earth in the 2030s. The Augsburg based MT Aerospace AG, which is part of the high-tech group OHB SE in Bremen, is making a major contribution to the program by supplying tank systems for the "Earth Return Orbiter" (ERO), the most prominent European component of this project.

ESA places 11-million-euro contract

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded MT Aerospace AG, a member of the high-tech group OHB SE, a contract to set technical standards for additive manufacturing processes (3D printing) in the space sector. The contract is worth €11 million, has a term of 3 years and is aimed at qualifying 3D processes and large-volume components for space applications.

Augsburg - MT Aerospace, a subsidiary of the space and technology group OHB SE, signed a contract with ArianeGroup on the series production of the Ariane 6 launchers exploitation phase.

Start-up Rocket Factory Augsburg playing a leading role

Bremen, March 11, 2021 - Rocket Factory Augsburg AG, a subsidiary of space and high-tech group OHB SE, has been commissioned by the European Space Agency ESA to conduct a study on the future of the European space transportation sector. The microlauncher manufacturer is heading a consortium which also includes OHB companies MT Aerospace AG and OHB System AG. The objective of the study is to investigate New European Space Transportation Solutions (NESTS) for the period beyond 2030.

Staff and management demand clear political decisions

Augsburg, August 5, 2020. “The initial launch of Ariane 6 has been postponed. This means that series production will commence at a later date and on a smaller scale than planned. The fallout from the corona pandemic is additionally exacerbating the situation. We are in a difficult position,” states Hans Steininger, CEO of MT Aerospace AG. “Unless the governments of the European countries involved express their clear commitment to stabilizing the European launcher industries in the near future and arrange full funding of the Ariane 6 development project, MT Aerospace AG faces massive economic problems before the end of the year. There is a threat of further losses of jobs and the valuable expertise that has been built up over decades. If we fail to gain any solid perspective in the early autumn, we will be forced to make unpleasant business decisions.”

Ulrich Scheib appointed Chief Commercial Officer

Bremen / Augsburg, April 1, 2020. The Supervisory Board of Augsburg-based MT Aerospace AG, which is part of the listed high-technology group OHB SE, has appointed Ulrich Scheib to the company’s Management Board effective April 1, 2020. As a member of the Management Board of MT Aerospace AG, Ulrich Scheib will be responsible for program management, sales, Kourou business and future growth activities. Ulrich Scheib joined the company in October 2015, until now holding the position of Director of Space Programs, Business Development and Strategy.

New perspectives in the space sector for Bavaria

On Monday, February 3, 2020, the Bavarian Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder visited the aerospace company MT Aerospace AG, a subsidiary of OHB SE, in Augsburg. He was welcomed by Hans Steininger, CEO of MT Aerospace AG, and Marco Fuchs, CEO of OHB SE. The central theme of the visit was MT Aerospace AG’s future prospects following the resolutions passed at the ESA Council of Ministers Space19+ conference last November, as well as New Space strategies for expanding Bavarian leadership in Germany and Europe.

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