ASI formally congratulated OHB Italia on the signature of Comet Interceptor contract last 5th November. The ESA mission will visit a truly pristine object on its first encounter with the inner solar system. OHB Italia’s responsibilities, as prime contractor, are the mission analysis, system engineering, procurement, integration, testing and other important tasks.
The contract for the definition phase has a value of EUR 2.5 Million and lasts two years. An implementation phase will follow in 2023 to guarantee the nominal launch of Comet Interceptor in 2028, together with ESA’s ARIEL mission. “Comet Interceptor is an exciting and challenging mission that will offer new insights into the evolution of comets.
OHB Italia is proud of working with ESA towards the success of this program” stated Roberto Aceti, CEO of OHB Italia.