• PI1281: 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 Inmarsat-5 satellites starts at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, it is just after 1 am...
  • 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 continuously tests all relevant aspects in the...
  • PI1280: 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, or rather "were lifted", into the world of Tesat-Spacecom - taget destination: Outer...
  • 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 prize – it could almost be called a trophy – in a...
  • 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 100 registered participants, the event was well...
  • 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 the DLR booth at the Maritim Hotel.
  • 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 Alexanderplatz was characterized by numerous...
  • 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 training place, we want to inspire young people for our...
  • 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...

Vogelperspektive SatKon 2017

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 the DLR booth at the Maritim Hotel.

On Monday, 27 March 2017, the conference “Raumfahrt bewegt” took place there. Under the motto “Mobility and Space - Opportunities for the Future”, the topic of space exploration as a global infrastructure was stimulated by satellite-based navigation, earth observation, communication and technology development. With this conference, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, in cooperation with the DLR Raumfahrtmanagement, launched the "Raumfahrt bewegt!"-initiative. The aim of the event was to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between the sectors of mobility, logistics and space, to create synergies and strategic alliances. So where could our Communication Terminal have been better off than at this conference?

On the Monday noon, we packed our LCT again and transported it to the Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn, where the construction for the National Satellite Conference 2017 was in full swing. Our stand had the perfect location in front of the big lecture room. In addition to our large LCT, we also presented the mock-ups from OSIRIS 3rd & 2nd Generation as well as the 3D printing model of the Cubesat and the accompanying mini-LCT. The highlight of our stand was again the subsystem, which attracted the attention of many conference participants by its size and complexity. Rounded up with various roll-ups, Tesat-Spacecom's product diversity was impressively presented. On both conference days our stand was very well frequented and all colleagues were constantly in conversation with interested parties and partners from the industry.

The opening of the conference on March 28 was taken over by Ministerial Director Dr. Wolfgang Scheremet, Head of Division BMWi. Immediately afterwards, Andreas Hammer, our CEO, gave a lecture on “10 Years of Lasercom - and the Future?”, followed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reiner Anderl, from the Technical University of Darmstadt, on the subject of “Industry 4.0”. The afternoon was filled with workshops on New Space, short talks and the panel discussion “Satellite Communication: Will tomorrow be different?”.

Tuesday, 29th March began with lectures on mega constellations, followed by a panel discussion “New Space - how does German space travel meet the new trend?”. Andreas Hammer was also on the stage to discuss with Ernst Pfeiffer (KMU) and Thomas Koch (BMWi) together with Dr. Gerd Gruppe (DLR), and Andreas Lindenthal (OHB). In parallel, several short lectures were held, followed by a lecture on quantum cryptography.