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  • 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.

The new European launch vehicle ARIANE 6 is to embark on its maiden flight from the Kourou space center in French-Guiana 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. With the successful completion of the critical design review at the end of November, Europe has come one important step closer to completing the ground facilities for the new launch vehicle.

Mainz, Germany/Pasadena, United States/ December 8th, 2017. It aims to revolutionize our understanding of how the universe arose and unlock its secrets: the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). MT Mechatronics GmbH, a subsidiary of Bremen-based space technology company OHB SE, has been awarded an engineering reviewing and engineering validation contract by the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) for the construction of the mount for the 24.5-meter telescope in a project worth a total of around 1 billion US dollars.

This morning, MT Aerospace AG, a space technology company based in Augsburg, Germany and subsidiary of the listed technology group OHB SE*, successfully tested a new technology for carbon fiber-reinforced (CFRP) booster casings.

Augsburg, Germany-based space technology company MT Aerospace AG, a subsidiary of the listed technology group OHB SE (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124), has signed a contract with Airbus Safran Launchers for the development of key tank and structural components for the new European Ariane 6 launcher. Overall value of development contracts, Valued at around EUR 170 million, the development covers all necessary development activities up to the completion of the planned maiden flight of the launcher in 2020 as well as spending on the establishment of production capacities for up to twelve launches a year.

Bremen, March 17, 2017. OHB SE and MT Aerospace AG (a subsidiary of OHB SE, Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124) are partners of “Team Germany“ who is going to support the organization of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen next year. On a ceremony in the Bremen City Hall, the partners signed a co-operation treaty today.

Chiang Mai/ Thailand, March 17, 2017. The Mainz, Germany-based antenna and telescope specialist MT Mechatronics GmbH (a subsidiary of OHB SE, Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124) today received a contract for the construction of a 40-meter radio telescope from the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) in Chiang Mai.

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