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OHB AG (FRA:OHB) OHB SE: LISA Pathfinder successfully launched with inertial sensors by CGS SpA (subsidiary of OHB SE, Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124)

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03/12/2015 11:07
DGAP-News: OHB SE / Key word(s): Miscellaneous OHB SE: LISA Pathfinder successfully launched with inertial sensors by CGS SpA (subsidiary of OHB SE, Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124) 03.12.2015 / 11:07 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- December, 3rd 2015 - LISA Pathfinder was successfully launched on 3rd December at 04:04 GMT (05:04 CET) on a Vega rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. LISA Pathfinder is a mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and involves European space companies and research institutes from France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US space agency NASA. ESA created this mission, primed by Airbus Defence and Space, to develop and prove technologies that cannot be verified on the ground. LISA Pathfinder is a decisive step towards the realization of the first space observatory for gravitational waves that will reshape our understanding of the Universe. OHBs subsidiary CGS played a significant role in the LISA Pathfinder mission starting from the initial technology development phases, back in 2001, which were carried out in the frame of ESA's Technology Research Program (TRP) and culminated, in November 2014, with the delivery of the inertial sensors. The inertial sensor, successfully developed by CGS, constitutes the heart of the high-precision metrology required for the observatory. It is the most sensitive inertial sensor ever manufactured and will enable the detection and measurement of the extremely small movements induced by a passing gravitational wave. The LISA Pathfinder mission is a significant achievement for OHB, CGS and for all scientists and engineers who worked hard to challenge highly demanding scientific requirements. This performance puts CGS in the forefront of research of fundamental physics experiments. CGS can now be listed among the leading space companies that can master such highly demanding technologies. ------------------------- CGS SpA - Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio is a leading company in Italy in the field of space systems design, development and integration. The company is part of OHB SE, a European space and technology group that currently employs over 2,000 people in two business units: "Space Systems" and "Aerospace and Industrial products". Founded in 1981, CGS has its headquarters in Milan and some centres of excellence in Italy. Contact: Investor Relations Martina Lilienthal Tel.: +49 421 - 2020-720 Fax: +49 421 - 2020-613 E-Mail: martina.lilienthal@ohb.de Corporate Communications Martin Stade Tel.: +49 421 - 2020-620 Fax: +49 421 - 2020-9898 E-Mail: martin.stade@ohb.de --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 03.12.2015 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: OHB SE Karl-Ferdinand-Braun-Str. 8 28359 Bremen Germany Phone: +49 (0)421 2020 8 Fax: +49 (0)421 2020 613 E-mail: ir@ohb.de Internet: www.ohb.de ISIN: DE0005936124 WKN: 593612 Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart End of News DGAP News Service --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 420835 03.12.2015