• PI1279: 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 in June 2015, Sentinel-2B started at 02:49 AM (CET) to its long mission in 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 launched tonight at around 02:49 h (CET) on board...
  • PI1278: 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 Hispasat 36W-1, OHB System AG from Bremen, Tesat-Spacecom from Backnang and further...
  • 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 pm Central European Time, or "exactly" in 14 hours...
  • 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 one or other big and small revolution in space....
  • PI1277: 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 service ’’SpaceDataHighway’’ introduces a new era of satellite communications. 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 other.
  • 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 researchers celebrated the first milestone: The...
  • 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 the third spacecraft of the New Frontiers Program...
  • 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 vacation program that we organize for years at...

March 07, 2017

PI1279: Sentinel-2B: Fifth guardian successfully launched

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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 in June 2015, Sentinel-2B started at 02:49 AM (CET) to its long mission in a so-called “Low Earth Orbit” (LEO) around the Earth.
March 06, 2017

Live: Launch of Sentinel-2B

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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 launched tonight at around 02:49 h (CET) on board a European Vega launcher.
January 28, 2017

PI1278: SmallGEO: OHB and Tesat set milestone

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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 Hispasat 36W-1, OHB System AG from Bremen, Tesat-Spacecom from Backnang and further suppliers have once again raised the space travel location Germany to world-class levels.
January 27, 2017

Live: Launch of SmallGEO/H36W-1

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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 pm Central European Time, or "exactly" in 14 hours and 6 minutes. Here, thanks to ESA and livestream.com, you can experience the launch up close and live.
January 18, 2017

15 Years of Tesat-Spacecom

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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 one or other big and small revolution in space. With pride one can look back on what has been created, and with pride one can look into the future, on what is still to come to us. With the self-confidence of more than 700 realized space projects and more than 250 million in-orbit hours, we expect this future with excitement as well as with enthusiastic curiosity.
November 23, 2016

PI1277: Dawn of the SpaceDataHighway

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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 service ’’SpaceDataHighway’’ introduces a new era of satellite communications. The program is based on a public-private partnership between the European Space Agency, ESA, and Airbus Defence and Space.
November 03, 2016

KinderUni 2016: Over 70 little students at Tesat

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by Jan Denia

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 other.
October 17, 2016

ExoMars on it's first milestone

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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 researchers celebrated the first milestone: The separation of "Schiaparelli" from the research probe "TGO", which was not quite uninhibitive, was successfully mastered. Now it takes a few more days until Schiaparelli has braked to the right speed, before it lands on Mars on Wednesday.
September 07, 2016

OSIRIS-REx: Tesat amplifiers fly to Bennu

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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 the third spacecraft of the New Frontiers Program of NASA. The aim of the OSIRIS-REx mission is to collect samples and return them to Earth. More precisely, the probe shall gather around 60 grams of regolith, "non-earthly loose material on the surface of asteroids", with its arm, store it safely and bring it back to Earth.
August 01, 2016

Little Space Pioneers invade Tesat

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by Jan Denia

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 vacation program that we organize for years at Tesat-Spacecom and bring children and young people playfully closer to what we do and space technology in general.
July 21, 2016

Christian Lange tinkering with Tesat students

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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 Bundestag) made a stopover at ours and brought Mr Franke (City Council member of the municipal council Backnang) with him.
July 06, 2016

PI1276: Amplifiers from Backnang onboard NASA Spacecraft Juno

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Aerospace company from around Stuttgart provides core technology for signal transmission over long distances PI1276 – Backnang, 06.07.2016: After a distance of 2,800 million kilometers and a flight duration of nearly five years, spacecraft “Juno” finally reached its destination: the orbit of Jupiter. Its objective is it to explore the gas giant and gain new insights about the solar system and its emergence.
June 16, 2016

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

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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 "eye" of the European Earth monitoring program Copernicus was completed and is now ready for different space tests in the Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) of ESA in Noordwijk.
June 10, 2016

PI1275: New Cooperation for Space Research

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Cooperation agreement between DLR and Tesat-Spacecom seals collaboration in the development of optical free-space communication technologies PI1275 – Backnang, 10.06.2016: As part of the 50th anniversary of the Institute for Communication and Navigation of the DLR, Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund, CEO DLR, and Andreas Hammer, Managing Director Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG, signed yesterday in Oberpfaffenhofen a cooperation agreement on collaboration in the field of free-space optical communication technologies for space applications.
June 04, 2016

ILA Berlin Air Show - Day 4

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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 o'clock in the morning.
June 03, 2016

ILA Berlin Air Show - Day 3

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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 DeSK (German Center for Satellite Communication) and one from Thales. Also our own trainees came to visit us and took the long way from Backnang. 
June 02, 2016

ILA Berlin Air Show - Day 2

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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 exhibition yesterday, Alexander Dobrindt came today to visit Europes largest fair for aerospace industries. Beneath that we had a very interested and way more interesting delegation at our both: the Juris. These are from a iniative from the BDLI,  which has the aim to interest young boys and girls in technics and aerospace. 
June 02, 2016

PI1274: EDRS: First image transfer via laser established

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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 Terminal (LCT) from Tesat-Spacecom yesterday, 1st June, two images - taken by the Sentinel-1A satellite - were transferred via laser link. The EDRS-A relais satellite sent the images of the Sentinel fully automatic to the Mission Operations Center at Airbus Defence and Space in Germany, who received them in the time span of one minute. The motive of the photos was the island La Réunion and its costal region.
June 01, 2016

ILA Berlin Air Show - Day 1

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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 nerves our booth shone today for the opening in all its glory!