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OHB AG (FRA:OHB) OHB SE: Another two Galileo FOC* satellites successfully launched

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17/12/2015 17:41
DGAP-News: OHB SE / Key word(s): Miscellaneous OHB SE: Another two Galileo FOC* satellites successfully launched 17.12.2015 / 17:41 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bremen/Kourou, December 17, 2015 Known as "Andriana" and "Liene", another two Galileo FOC* satellites developed and built by OHB System AG (a subsidiary of OHB SE, ISIN DE0005936124) have been successfully launched on board a Soyuz launcher, which lifted off from the Kourou space center in French-Guiana today at 12:51 hours CET. Less than four hours later they reached their planned orbit at an altitude of around 23,000 kilometers. Shortly after they sent their first "sign of life" to the French control center in Toulouse. Over the next few days, the two satellites will be undergoing preliminary function testing. Executive board member, Dr. Ingo Engeln, responsible for navigation says: "Following the successful initialisation, a stable connection with the two satellites has been established and the solar panels have been unfolded and correctly aligned towards the sun. All the previously launched Galileo FOC satellites have already demonstrated their full functional and performance capabilities. Our satellite production in Bremen and environmental tests in Noordwijk are proceeding according to schedule." In the coming week, the Galileo control center in Oberpfaffenhofen will take over responsibility for controlling Andriana and Liene on behalf of ESA and the European Commission. Later on also the payloads supplied by SSTL will be set in operation from Oberpfaffenhofen. OHB System AG being the industrial prime contractor is responsible for supplying a total of 22 Galileo FOC navigation satellites. Today's successful launch brings the number of OHB-built satellites in orbit to a new total of eight, with a further 14 to follow. OHB in Bremen is using seven islands in parallel for the production of the Galileo FOC satellites. In the meantime, mechanical integration of the final satellite, Number 22, at the first production island has been successfully completed. About OHB System AG OHB System AG is one of the three leading space companies in Europe. It belongs to Bremen-based listed high-tech group OHB SE, where around 2,000 specialists and executives work on key European space programs. With more than three decades of experience, OHB System AG specializes in high-tech solutions for space. This includes low-orbiting and geostationary satellites for earth observation, navigation, telecommunications, science and space exploration as well as systems and experiments for human space flight. *The FOC (full operational capability) phase of the Galileo program is being funded and executed by the European Union. The European Commission and the European Space Agency ESA have signed a contract under which ESA acts as the development and sourcing agency on behalf of the Commission. The view expressed here does not necessary reflect the official position of the European Union and/or ESA. "Galileo" is a registered trademark owned by the EU and ESA and registered under OHIM application number 002742237. 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17.12.2015 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 424773 17.12.2015