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ASIM successfully launched on April, 2nd 2018 and now switched on!

The space project ASIM (Atmospheric Space Interactions Monitoring), a mission of the European Space Agency (ESA), was successfully launched on April 2nd, 2018 at 4.30 pm local time (10.30 pm Central European Time) from Cape Canaveral in Florida. ASIM is an observatory which will be mounted outside on the International…...

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OHB team awarded ESA study for resource utilization on the Moon

OHB Italia has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the definition of the payload for the Lunar ISRU Demonstration Mission (ISRU DM), expected to be flown in 2025. The mission is part of ESA’s European Exploration Envelope Programme (E3P). The purpose of the mission is…...

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OHB Italia part of the EU Horizon 2020 Earth Observation ALERT project

The activities of the Earth Observation ALERT project (Next Generation Satellite Processing Chain for Rapid Civil Alerts) from the Horizon 2020 program from the European Union have officially started! This project regards the development of key Earth Observation technologies for rapid civil alerts. The goal is to develop the next-generation…...

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EUCLID mission: contract signed for the realization of two scientific instruments

OHB Italia was awarded a contract from the Italian Space Agency (ASI) for the realization of two scientific instruments, the VIS (visual Imager) and NISP (near-infrared spectrometrer and photometer) instruments for the phase D of the Euclid mission. Euclid is an ESA medium class astronomy and astrophysics space mission. It was selected…...

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Prime Contractorship for OHB Italia in the frame of ESA BIOMASS Programme

In the last weeks of 2017, OHB Italia signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the procurement of the BIOMASS structure platform. The BIOMASS satellite, due for launch in 2021, belongs to the 7th of ESA Earth Exploration missions and will provide essential information on carbon storage in global…...

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Detection of new particles by AMS-02

The first clue of a new physics, i.e. the existence of particles which were unknown so far, just came from the stars. An abundance of particles was measured by AMS-02, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, instrument from the CERN in Ginevra, which has been installed outside the International Space Station to…...

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OHB Italia at Space Tech Expo Europe, Bremen

From October 24th to 26th, 2017, OHB Italia has participated to the Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen, Germany. This event takes place one time of the year and is Europe’s largest dedicated trade fair for Space matters....

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Anna Sirica, General Director of the Italian Space Agency, visiting OHB Italia

On last October 19th, our company welcomed Anna Sirica, General Director at the Italian Space Agency (ASI), in our cleanrooms of Tortona and our headquarters of Milan. This visit was the occasion to give to the General Director an overview of OHB Italia facilities and internal competences....

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OHB Italia at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia

From September 25th to 29th, 2017, OHB Italia is participating to the IAC (International Astronautical Congress), at Adelaide in Australia. This event takes place one time of the year and gathers all space actors. Global, multidisciplinary and covering all space sectors and topics, it offers the latest space information, developments but…...

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Successful launch of OPTSAT-3000 satellite

On August 1st, at 10.58 pm local time in French Guiana, the Earth Observation satellite OPTSAT-3000 was launched on board the VEGA flight VV10 from Kourou, French Guiana. OPTSAT-3000 is an Earth observation program for the Italian Ministry of Defence. It comprises a high-resolution optical satellite and a ground segment…...

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