• Space on the Rise

    Space year 2019 sets important course for the future
  • TESAT Campus: Success Story continues

    The success story of our TESAT Campus continues. Meanwhile, our second and third training was finished and thirteen new, happy and successfully certified participants could be released to the world of EEE space parts.
  • TESAT @ Space Tech Expo 2019

    Tomorrow starts this year’s Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen and, counting as a home match, we will be there as almost every years. Even though being an old hand we are excited about the upcoming few days and are glad to be part of this great, international space community.
  • MEWS 2019: Into the future with EEE & COTS

    Already for the 32 nd time, the MEWS conference took place in Japan. This year's main topic: EEE components and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) as a trump card to NewSpace activity.
  • Parts Agency @ ACCEDE on COTS use in space

    Our TESAT Parts Agency participated at this weeks ACCEDE workshop from the European Space Agency ESA from 6. to 8. November. The conference has its focus on the use of Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components and parts for use in space applications.
  • 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.
  • 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...
Andreas Hammer

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:

Dear Mr. Hammer how do you like it in and around Backnang?

I did not know Backnang before and I am very pleasantly surprised. Despite a relatively small size, the town offers everything you need in a comfortable area. Above all, the central location of Tesat is great. I look forward to exploring the city and the surrounding area and thus become better acquainted.

In what areas have you worked "before Tesat"?

After my career in the army from 1985 to 2002 I was 3 years at PWC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), an international accounting and consulting company, and worked for IBM until I joined EADS in 2005. There I worked in various areas of the group since now, most recently as SVP Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff at Airbus Defence & Space in Ottobrunn.

In which fields does your former work area differ from that at Tesat?

It will be a big challenge for me because Tesat differs in many ways from my previous work area. Not only the products, but also the work processes and internal organization are completely different. As far as I can tell so far, these are aligned on an effective, customer-oriented management and quick decision process.

What did you notice in your first few days at Tesat?

The actual size of terrain is very impressive, not to mention the production, in which I already could acquaint myself during a first factory tour (but I have already learned that this is just a small part of Tesat’s production). I’m hoping now for the strong support of my colleagues, so I quickly find my way in the Tesat World.

What are you looking forward to?

I look forward to my colleagues and to the new tasks. The uncomplicated dealing with each other has also impressed me. Certainly the tension was great on both sides, but the first few days in Backnang and the positive feedback from customers - I was together with Dr. Klaus Michel at customers of Tesat in the US in September - did confirm my decision for Tesat-Spacecom. I look forward to my time here

Do you live in Backnang or will you commute?

Because of family reasons I'll commute for the moment. The route Backnang - Munich is not the most relaxing but feasible.

Tell us something about your family / your hobbies and interests?

With pleasure, I have two sons. My older son is 19 years old, my younger just 19 months. Thus, the issue “hobbies” would be settled because the small one claimed every free minute. As there I am without family midweek here in Backnang, I hope to find some more time for sports. And perhaps there is time and the opportunity for a round of golf.

Thanks for the call - we look forward to working with you!