• EDRS-C opens new chapter in broadband Earth observation

    Laser Communications Terminal on board European relay satellite enables significant higher data transfer rates and shorter access times.
  • TESAT delivers game changer for SmallSat market

    Today we can announce that we delivered our first CubeLCT to a non-disclosed, US-American customer. The CubeLCT is a small, ultra-lightweight optical data transmitter, which is capable of transferring data with 100 Megabit per second from low Earth orbit satellites directly to ground. For us, this delivery marks the starting point of a new product family focusing on NewSpace applications for small satellites and CubeSats. The development of the CubeLCT serves the demand for increasing...
  • DLR Components Conference 2019

    The 18 th DLR Components Conference took place on 23 rd and 24 th May in Bonn Königswinter. The 120 participants of the German aerospace supply industry discussed intensively about news and future topics around EEE components. The TESAT Parts Agency and the EEE Centre were represented here with three lectures from Dr. Witzany (EEE Centre), Mr. Rostewitz (EEE Centre) and Dr. Kuechen (Parts Agency).
  • Nanosatellite sees the light

    Laser Communications for a new age in space TESAT, KSAT and GomSpace have partnered up to introduce full optical communications capability for new innovative small satellite missions and space-based services.
  • Tesat on the road to success

    Tesat registers increasing order intake Continuing high level of investment in research and development New CEO, Dr. Marc Steckling, expects 20 % growth in the next few years
  • Parts Agency for ORION's European Service Module

    The European Service Module (ESM) Flight Unit 1, a part of the ORION spacecraft, has successfully been shipped from Germany to the US and is now prepared for its marriage with the NASA crew vehicle to be made ready for the launch at the Kennedy Space Center. Not just being a great success for NASA, ESA and Airbus, but also for the Tesat-Spacecom Parts Agency. As subcontractor of Airbus, TESAT is leading the Coordinated Parts Procurement (CPPA) for the European Service Module, which occupies a...
  • Laser Communications Technology from Tesat setting new records

    As the worlds’ only serial manufacturer of in-orbit certificated and tested laser communication terminals, Tesat is chasing its own records. Now another LCT135 terminal has been produced, tested and qualified in record time and is ready for delivery.
  • German space alliance relies on technology from Tesat-Spacecom

    As prime for the scientific-technical payload and responsible for the military repeater, Tesat-Spacecom is responsible for the design, construction and verification of the core elements of the German space mission “Heinrich Hertz”.
  • Live: Launch of Aeolus

    Aladin’s magic lamp ready for take off: After 16 years of preparation and tough technical difficulties, Aeolus is finally ready to go for its final destination in low earth orbit. Weighing 1.4 tons, Aeolus carries the payload “Aladin”(Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument), which is based on the concept of LIDAR (Light detection and ranging), a method related to RADAR, but with laser beams for distance measuring instead of radio waves.
  • VDI-Nachrichten: Shining Light

    Recently an editor of the VDI-Nachrichten paid us a visit for his research on laser communications and EDRS-C, having no fear bringing our experts to their limits and asking difficult and uncomfortable questions. The result is an exciting and extensive article with the headline „Lichtgestalt“ („Shining Light“). The article describes our LCT135, which we developed and produced in cooperation with DLR IKN, and its role within Airbus’ SpaceDataHighway. Many thanks to Iestyn Hartbrich for the...
  • Live: Launch of 4 new Galileo satellites

    The final countdown for Tara, Samuel, Anna and Ellen begins: Only 1 hour and 30 minutes until the new Galileo satellites are launched into orbit onboard an Ariane 5 launcher. In short: the European Galileo program is the counterpart to the US GPS system and is though an independent, global satellite navigation system. Tesat-Spacecom's part for the four new satellites was to deliver the essential TT&C transponders, which are being used to properly determine the position of an object in space...
  • Tesat-Spacecom participates in EU research and innovation programme Hi-FLY

    Tesat takes part in European Union’s research and innovation programme Hi-FLY to take RF data links to the next stage. But let’s first clarify: What is the Hi-FLY project? And why is it so important?
  • Gigabit Connectivity for the International Space Station

    Berlin, 26.04.2018: At today’s press conference Airbus Defence and Space, the Institute for Communication and Navigation of the German Aerospace Center (DLR-IKN) and Tesat-Spacecom published their cooperation with the aim to equip the ISS with a high capacity direct-to-earth Laser Communication Terminal.
  • World's smallest Laser Communication Terminal from Tesat on track - CDR...

    Backnang, 12.04.2018: Tesat's Laser Communication Terminal for CubeSats, CubeL, is on track after recently the Critical Design Review (CDR) was successfully held at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen. This was an important milestone for the development program on the way to its demonstration mission, which is planned to launch later this year.
  • 10,000 laser links between satellites established

    Satellite communication reaches new peak Backnang, 11.04.2018: Tesat-Spacecom established 10,000 connections between satellites using its Laser Communication Terminals (LCT). Tesat's LCTs transmit massive amounts of data at up to 1.8 Gbps over distances of 80,000 km in orbit. In addition, the company develops significantly smaller LCTs for Direct-to-Earth applications.

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TESAT delivers game changer for SmallSat market

Today we can announce that we delivered our first CubeLCT to a non-disclosed, US-American customer. The CubeLCT is a small, ultra-lightweight optical data transmitter, which is capable of...

DLR Components Conference 2019

The 18 th DLR Components Conference took place on 23 rd and 24 th May in Bonn Königswinter. The 120 participants of the German aerospace supply industry discussed intensively about news and future...

Parts Agency for ORION's European Service Module

The European Service Module (ESM) Flight Unit 1, a part of the ORION spacecraft, has successfully been shipped from Germany to the US and is now prepared for its marriage with the NASA crew vehicle...

Live: Launch of Aeolus

Aladin’s magic lamp ready for take off: After 16 years of preparation and tough technical difficulties, Aeolus is finally ready to go for its final destination in low earth orbit. Weighing 1.4 tons,...

VDI-Nachrichten: Shining Light

Recently an editor of the VDI-Nachrichten paid us a visit for his research on laser communications and EDRS-C, having no fear bringing our experts to their limits and asking difficult and...

Live: Launch of 4 new Galileo satellites

The final countdown for Tara, Samuel, Anna and Ellen begins: Only 1 hour and 30 minutes until the new Galileo satellites are launched into orbit onboard an Ariane 5 launcher. In short: the European...

Tesat-Spacecom participates in EU research and innovation programme Hi-FLY

Tesat takes part in European Union’s research and innovation programme Hi-FLY to take RF data links to the next stage. But let’s first clarify: What is the Hi-FLY project? And why is it so important?

Advanced capability evolution for optical Laser Communication

The LCT135 with its 135 mm narrow aperture is the smallest terminal in the geostationary orbit. Working in a daily routine it is the powerhouse within the European Data Relay System called...

Live: Launch of SES-14 and Al Yah 3

Tomorrow, on the 25th January, at 23:20 CET (live stream starts at 22:05 CET) an Ariane 5 ECA will launch two satellites - the SES-14 and the Al Yah 3 - into a geostationary transfer orbit. A rocket...

Live: Launch of Sentinel-5P

Today at 11:27 am CET the European Sentinel-5P satellite of the Copernicus program starts with a Rockot from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. In addition to the great fact that this launch is...

Tesat-Spacecom: With end-to-end processes against counterfeit components

The topic of counterfeit semiconductors and other faked high-tech components has become increasingly explosive in today's world and the latest technical developments. Just last week the European...

Portrait: The Tesat-Spacecom Supplier Award

When the Tesat-Spacecom supplier award was launched in 2008, one would never have expected it to become so popular over the years. Although the coveted award presupposes a supplier evaluation, which...

Rockwell Collins Award 2017

For the second time in a row, the Tesat Parts Agency was awarded with the "Supplier of the Year" award in the category "Value-Add Supplier" by Rockwell Collins. The US aerospace company awards the...

DLR Conference on EEE Parts 2017

Under the patronage of Britta Schade (Senior Head of Department at DLR for Quality and Product Assurance), DLR's 5th Conference on EEE Parts took place in Jena on 4th and 5th April 2017. With about...

National Satellite Conference Bonn

On March 26th, 2017, it was time to head for Bonn - with our packed truck on its way to the former federal capital. On the same evening, our Laser Communication Terminal already took its place at...

G20 Conference in Berlin: Tesat presents „10 Jahre Laserkommunikation im Weltraum“

On 16th and 17th March 2017, the G20 conference "Digitizing Manufacturing - Initiatives, Best Practices and Policy Approaches" took place in Berlin. The conference at the Berlin Congress Center at...

Satellite Communication at the „Fokus Beruf 2017”

Summer comes and for many young people school ends. For the first time in their lives, pupils must leave the prescribed and regular school life and have to choose a career path. In choice of a...

Live: Launch of Sentinel-2B

Not long ago we ware able to witness the launch of the groundbreaking SmallGEO satellite Hispasat 36W-1 live and now the next milestone is at the gates: Sentinel-2B is ready for take off and will be...

Hispasat 36W-1: A Tesat-Portrait

With Hispasat 36W-1, 25 years after DFS-Copernicus a German communications satellite launched once again into geostationary orbit. On board: a payload from Tesat-Spacecom.

Live: Launch of SmallGEO/H36W-1

To all the night owls, aerospace enthusiasts and satellite lunatics: A Soyuz VS16 rocket with the OHB-built SmallGEO satellite HISPASAT 36W-1 and our telecommunication payload starts today at 02:32...

15 Years of Tesat-Spacecom

For more than fifteen years, Tesat-Spacecom from Backnang has stood for quality and innovation in space equipment. Fifteen years full of exciting developments, innovations, great milestones and the...

KinderUni 2016: Over 70 little students at Tesat

In the context of the KinderUni Plus 2016 of the Vereins für Kinder in Backnang e.V. more than 70 inquisitive pupils flowed to Tesat-Spacecom, in order to learn or even to try out the one or the...

ExoMars on it's first milestone

The TGO space probe was now on its way to the Red Planet for seven months, and is now on the finishing line of the ExoMars mission. Yesterday afternoon, the international team of ESA and Roskosmos...

OSIRIS-REx: Tesat amplifiers fly to Bennu

Using an Atlas-V rocket and on board the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx amplifiers made by Tesat-Spacecom make themselves tomorrow on the way to the asteroid Bennu. After New Horizons and Juno, OSIRIS-REx is...

Little Space Pioneers invade Tesat

On 28 and 29 July, we had again a little enthusiastic crowd of young pioneers in our house who could hardly have been more curious and craft tempered. We're talking of course of our annual summer...

Christian Lange tinkering with Tesat students

On his tour through the "Ländle" (how we call our swabian homeland) Mr Christian Lange (Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection and member of the...

The Future of Satellite Communication

In recent months, experts have composed from academia and industry to draw up a White Paper on the future of satellite communications. A white paper is a summary of the existing technology and gives...

Sentinel-2B: Second "Eye" ready for space tests

The optical observation satellite Sentinel-2B, which structurally identical twin-satellite Sentinel-2A has already been started on June 23, 2015, now comes into the hot phase. Yesterday the second...

ILA Berlin Air Show - Day 4

Even at the last day the weather was more than perfect and the stream of visitors seemed to be endless. Our colleagues from Backnang came by bus to visit the ILA and started their journey at 3...

ILA Berlin Air Show - Day 3

Perfect weather conditions introduced the third day at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2016, which was also the first visitor day of the exhibition. Today at our booth we had two young delegations, one from...

ILA Berlin Air Show - Day 2

After the first successful day, the second came to follow. You may say that some sort of routine came up and everything seemed to be a bit easier. Since Sigmar Gabriel officially opened the...

ILA Berlin Air Show - Day 1

Without wanting to praise ourselves, you have to ungrudgingly acknowledge that our booth belongs to the most beautiful ones here at the ILA. After two busy construction days full of sweat and frayed...

PCs for Cameroon

According to the motto „PCs for Cameroon“ Tesat-Spacecom has donated several disused computers, laptops and a projector to the Cameroon Christian University Institute, which so could be get a new...

Conflict Minerals

We see the materials gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum in our every day life. Each of our devices contains at least on of these raw materials, be it gold in the bonding wires, tantalum in the...

Rockwell Collins Award for Tesat

Tesat Parts Agency was honored with the this year’s “Supplier of the Year” award in the category “Value-Add Supplier” by Rockwell Collins. The US aerospace company awards this prize annually from...

Live: Launch of Sentinel-1B

Update 2: Start postponed a second time. For further info, please go with the livestream player. Update : Due to bad weather conditions the launch is postponed. New launch Date: today, 23.04.16,...

Pioneering 3D Printing for RF components

March 2016 – As the first company worldwide, Tesat-Spacecom, one of the largest space technology companies in Germany, has pioneered the application of additive manufacturing techniques, also known...

EDRS-C Communication Module delivered

On 14th March 2016 the communication module (CM) of the EDRS-C payload was delivered to OHB. On the 16th March the incoming inspection in Bremen could also be completed successfully. Thereby two of...

"Fokus Beruf 2016" in Waiblingen

Early March 2016 in the civic center of Waiblingen: Roundabout 8,000 visitors gathered information from 120 exhibitors about training offers in the region. Already on Friday morning numerous...

Supplier Award 2016

Last Friday we awarded for the eleventh time now our coveted supplier award. From around 1,100 active suppliers are about 400 suppliers in a constant supplier evaluation. Five companies were honored...

EDRS-A successfully launched

On January 29, 2016 at 23:20h (CET) the first laser node oft the European Data Relay Satellite System (EDRS) was successfully sent to orbit aboard a Proton launcher. After about nine hours of flight...

Opening of the Technology Forum

On 05 December 2015, there had come: After years of effort and many obstacles that had to be overcome, the Technology Forum was opened with a small ceremony. On more than 1,000 m2 industrial history...

Inaugural visit to the historic town hall

On November 30, 2015 Andreas Hammer was officially welcomed by mayor Dr. Frank Nopper in the historic city hall of Backnang and thus welcomed into the city of Backnang. Although the men already have...

Space Tech Expo Europe 2015

The Parts Agency was represented together with the EEE-Centre from 17 to 19 November 2015 on the Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen. The booth and two held lectures were well received by the...

Tesat-Spaceracer: Victory barely missed

On Saturday 10 October 2015, there was again pure motorsport on the indoor track of the Indy Cart GmbH at the 18th city tournaments of Backnang. During the event, nine teams came together to crown...

New Managing Director at Tesat

Since 01 October 2015 Andreas Hammer is Managing Director at Tesat. In mid-September he spent a week in Backnang to get a first insight into our company. We asked Andreas Hammer to a short interview:

Tesat awards young talents

From 22 to 24 September 2015 the 64th German Aerospace Congress was held in Rostock. This scientific conference is organized annually by the German Society of Aerospace (DGLR) and is the most...

Airbus Awards for Excellence

The first award of the proclaimed by Airbus Defence & Space "Awards for Excellence" was a great success: from 23 March to 30 April 2015 288 projects were submitted, including five applications from...

Tesat organizes holiday program

This year total of 86 children aged between six and fourteen years took part in the summer holiday program at Tesat. In July and August four craft mornings were organized, which were under the motto...

Corporate run in Waiblingen

The 5th AOK corporate run in Waiblingen, which took place on September 16, 2015 was carried out at optimum running weather on a 5.4 km circular route in the floodplains of the Rems. About 1450...

Opening of our new Foyer

It was a tough job, but on September 1, 2015 it was to come: Our new exhibition foyer was opened in the presence of the two parliamentary secretaries Brigitte Zypries and Christian Lange. Even the...

The physics laboratory in space

LISA Pathfinder, the technology demonstrator of the ESA for the detection of gravitational waves, is now ready for transport to the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. From there it will...

Smart foxes at Tesat

On July 24, 2015 the smart foxes - preschool children of the kindergarten in Maubach - were here for the sixth time in the project "Technolino" visiting us. Target of Technolino, a project of...

Successful launch of the Sentinel-2A

In the early morning of June 23 2015, the Earth observation satellite Sentinel-2A was launched on board a Vega launcher from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Sentinel-2A is the second...

Student Engineering Academy at Tesat

On June 17, a group of the Students Engineer Academy (SIA) of the Herzog-Christoph-Gymnasium in Beilstein visited us at Tesat. Also present was the teacher Brigitte Kobiela, who is well known in...

CR Stuttgart: Space Runners ahead

At the 8th AOK corporate run in Stuttgart on 20 May 2015 Tesat-Spacecom was represented with nearly 100 runners. Also the result was again outstanding:

Tesat football team succesfull

On April 21, 2015, the Tesat football team kicked in a friendly match against the newly formed team of Airbus Lampoldshausen. For Lampoldshausen it was the second game in this constellation, when...

„Fokus Beruf“ in Backnang

The eighth edition of the Education Fair „Fokus Beruf“ was a great success: About 8,000 visitors attended the exhibition at „Maubacher Höhe“ in Backnang. Already on friday morning approximately...

Supplier Award 2015

On February 20th, 2015 the Tesat Purchasing and Quality Management department awarded four companies for outstanding cooperation in 2014. The supplier prize was awarded to the companies Mielenz GmbH...

Sentinel-2A ready for space

After six months of intensive testing, the first Sentinel-2 satellite developed and built by Airbus Defence and Space for the European Space Agency (ESA) is getting ready for its mission in space.

Up up and Away!

Sometimes it goes haywire at Tesat - for our TWTAs and MPMs there is only one direction: UP! And this in the truest sense of the word, because most (though not all) of our devices climb to about...

TESAT delivers game changer for SmallSat market

Today we can announce that we delivered our first CubeLCT to a non-disclosed, US-American customer. The CubeLCT is a small, ultra-lightweight optical data transmitter, which is capable of...

DLR Components Conference 2019

The 18 th DLR Components Conference took place on 23 rd and 24 th May in Bonn Königswinter. The 120 participants of the German aerospace supply industry discussed intensively about news and future...

Parts Agency for ORION's European Service Module

The European Service Module (ESM) Flight Unit 1, a part of the ORION spacecraft, has successfully been shipped from Germany to the US and is now prepared for its marriage with the NASA crew vehicle...

Live: Launch of Aeolus

Aladin’s magic lamp ready for take off: After 16 years of preparation and tough technical difficulties, Aeolus is finally ready to go for its final destination in low earth orbit. Weighing 1.4 tons,...

VDI-Nachrichten: Shining Light

Recently an editor of the VDI-Nachrichten paid us a visit for his research on laser communications and EDRS-C, having no fear bringing our experts to their limits and asking difficult and...

Live: Launch of 4 new Galileo satellites

The final countdown for Tara, Samuel, Anna and Ellen begins: Only 1 hour and 30 minutes until the new Galileo satellites are launched into orbit onboard an Ariane 5 launcher. In short: the European...

Tesat-Spacecom participates in EU research and innovation programme Hi-FLY

Tesat takes part in European Union’s research and innovation programme Hi-FLY to take RF data links to the next stage. But let’s first clarify: What is the Hi-FLY project? And why is it so important?

Advanced capability evolution for optical Laser Communication

The LCT135 with its 135 mm narrow aperture is the smallest terminal in the geostationary orbit. Working in a daily routine it is the powerhouse within the European Data Relay System called...

Live: Launch of SES-14 and Al Yah 3

Tomorrow, on the 25th January, at 23:20 CET (live stream starts at 22:05 CET) an Ariane 5 ECA will launch two satellites - the SES-14 and the Al Yah 3 - into a geostationary transfer orbit. A rocket...

Live: Launch of Sentinel-5P

Today at 11:27 am CET the European Sentinel-5P satellite of the Copernicus program starts with a Rockot from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. In addition to the great fact that this launch is...


Press Releases

EDRS-C opens new chapter in broadband Earth observation

Laser Communications Terminal on board European relay satellite enables significant higher data transfer rates and shorter access times.

Nanosatellite sees the light

Laser Communications for a new age in space TESAT, KSAT and GomSpace have partnered up to introduce full optical communications capability for new innovative small...

Tesat on the road to success

Tesat registers increasing order intake Continuing high level of investment in research and development New CEO, Dr. Marc Steckling, expects 20 % growth in the...

Laser Communications Technology from Tesat setting new records

As the worlds’ only serial manufacturer of in-orbit certificated and tested laser communication terminals, Tesat is chasing its own records. Now another LCT135...

German space alliance relies on technology from Tesat-Spacecom

As prime for the scientific-technical payload and responsible for the military repeater, Tesat-Spacecom is responsible for the design, construction and...

Gigabit Connectivity for the International Space Station

Berlin, 26.04.2018: At today’s press conference Airbus Defence and Space, the Institute for Communication and Navigation of the German Aerospace Center (DLR-IKN)...

World's smallest Laser Communication Terminal from Tesat on track - CDR for CubeL successfully held

Backnang, 12.04.2018: Tesat's Laser Communication Terminal for CubeSats, CubeL, is on track after recently the Critical Design Review (CDR) was successfully held...

10,000 laser links between satellites established

Satellite communication reaches new peak Backnang, 11.04.2018: Tesat-Spacecom established 10,000 connections between satellites using its Laser Communication...

Tesat celebrates 10 Years of Laser Communications in Space

Backnang, 21.02.2018: Exactly ten years ago on 21st February, 2008, a government-to-government cooperation between the United States and Germany to establish a...

Tesat-Spacecom cooperates with industry to produce the first interoperable LCT

PI1283 – Backnang, 12.09.2017: Tesat-Spacecom GmbH announced today that it will produce and market an interoperable version of its space based Laser Communication...

Tesat-Spacecom & Bridgesat announce partnership

Tesat-Spacecom and BridgeSat Announce Partnership to Provide Total Optical Communications Solution for Commercial Satellite Operators PI1284 – Backnang, Germany,...

SpaceX: Successful launch with devices from Backnang

A Falcon 9 takes communication satellite Inmarsat-5 F4 into geostationary orbit PI1281 – Backnang, 16.05.2017: When the countdown for the last of the four...

Future Day - Girls Power at Tesat-Spacecom

A total of 23 young women followed the call of the space company to this year's Girls Day PI1280 – Backnang, 27.04.2017: At 9:30 am, the curious young girls dived,...

Sentinel-2B: Fifth guardian successfully launched

Satellite in support of climate protection and disaster control entering orbit PI1279 – Backnang, 07.03.2017: Just as successful as its twin satellite Sentinel-2A...

SmallGEO: OHB and Tesat set milestone

Europe's new geostationary satellite “made in Germany” has successfully been launched PI1278 – Backnang, 28.01.2017: With today’s launch of the SmallGEO satellite...

Dawn of the SpaceDataHighway

Tesat-Spacecom provides key technology for high-speed laser communication PI1277 – Backnang, 23.11.2016: Today's launch of the world's first commercial data relay...

Amplifiers from Backnang onboard NASA Spacecraft Juno

Aerospace company from around Stuttgart provides core technology for signal transmission over long distances PI1276 – Backnang, 06.07.2016: After a distance of...

New Cooperation for Space Research

Cooperation agreement between DLR and Tesat-Spacecom seals collaboration in the development of optical free-space communication technologies PI1275 – Backnang,...

EDRS: First image transfer via laser established

Technology from Backnang enables image transfer on the SpaceDataHighway for the first time PI1274 – Backnang, 02.06.2016: With the help of the Laser Communication...

Supplier Award 2016: Tesat-Spacecom awards five companies

Mittelstand from southern Germany in the focus of the award ceremony PI1273 – Backnang, 29.02.2016: ALast Friday, Backnang's high technology company awarded its...

Highspeed for space: EDRS-A successfully launched

Tesat decisively involved with Laser Communication Terminal and Relay Payload PI1272 – Backnang, 04.02.2016: On January 29, 2016, the first laser node of the...

Tesat-Spacecom holds high prior-year level

Forecast for 2016 expects constant business development PI1271 - Backnang, 15.01.2016: The positive order situation of the past year has led to a turnover of 352.4...

Tesat opens new exhibition foyer

PI1270 – Backnang, 1.9.2015: On September 1, 2015, the new exhibition foyer of the space company Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG was ceremoniously opend, in the...

EDRS-C opens new chapter in broadband Earth observation

Laser Communications Terminal on board European relay satellite enables significant higher data transfer rates and shorter access times.

Nanosatellite sees the light

Laser Communications for a new age in space

TESAT, KSAT and GomSpace have partnered up to introduce full optical communications capability for new innovative small satellite missions and space-based services.

Tesat on the road to success

  • Tesat registers increasing order intake
  • Continuing high level of investment in research and development
  • New CEO, Dr. Marc Steckling, expects 20 % growth in the next few years

Laser Communications Technology from Tesat setting new records

As the worlds’ only serial manufacturer of in-orbit certificated and tested laser communication terminals, Tesat is chasing its own records. Now another LCT135 terminal has been produced, tested and qualified in record time and is ready for delivery.

German space alliance relies on technology from Tesat-Spacecom

As prime for the scientific-technical payload and responsible for the military repeater, Tesat-Spacecom is responsible for the design, construction and verification of the core elements of the German space mission “Heinrich Hertz”.

Gigabit Connectivity for the International Space Station

Berlin, 26.04.2018: At today’s press conference Airbus Defence and Space, the Institute for Communication and Navigation of the German Aerospace Center (DLR-IKN) and Tesat-Spacecom published their cooperation with the aim to equip the ISS with a high capacity direct-to-earth Laser Communication Terminal.

World's smallest Laser Communication Terminal from Tesat on track - CDR for CubeL successfully held

Backnang, 12.04.2018: Tesat's Laser Communication Terminal for CubeSats, CubeL, is on track after recently the Critical Design Review (CDR) was successfully held at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen. This was an important milestone for the development program on the way to its demonstration mission, which is planned to launch later this year.

10,000 laser links between satellites established

Satellite communication reaches new peak

Backnang, 11.04.2018: Tesat-Spacecom established 10,000 connections between satellites using its Laser Communication Terminals (LCT). Tesat's LCTs transmit massive amounts of data at up to 1.8 Gbps over distances of 80,000 km in orbit. In addition, the company develops significantly smaller LCTs for Direct-to-Earth applications.

Tesat celebrates 10 Years of Laser Communications in Space

Backnang, 21.02.2018: Exactly ten years ago on 21st February, 2008, a government-to-government cooperation between the United States and Germany to establish a laser link between two operational satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) started a new chapter in the history of space. The German radar satellite TerraSAR-X and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency satellite NFIRE, both equipped with Laser Communication Terminals (LCT) manufactured by Tesat-Spacecom, established the first successful and stable orbital laser link.

Tesat-Spacecom cooperates with industry to produce the first interoperable LCT

PI1283 – Backnang, 12.09.2017: Tesat-Spacecom GmbH announced today that it will produce and market an interoperable version of its space based Laser Communication Terminal (LCT). The interoperable terminal will be able to communicate in both 1064nm and 1550nm wavelengths.


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