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HPS antenna for space mission Heinrich Hertz passes meticulous test

With the launch of the Heinrich Hertz satellite in 2023, Germany will once again be flying the black-red-golden flag in satellite telecommunications – twenty years after the DFS Kopernikus mission completed in 2002 – on the innovative “Small Geo” platform from OHB 36,000 kilometers above the earth. On board Heinrich Hertz are some 20 experiments […]

Falcon 9 rocket successfully deploys innovative technology to keep space sustainably clean

On Wednesday, June 30, at 21.31 hrs CEST a Falcon 9 by Space X took off to a transporter 2-mission from legendary spaceport Cape Canaveral, Florida. On board: Italian NewSpace company D-Orbit´s ION Satellite Carrier on its „Wild Ride“-mission with tech-passengers from 11 countries, among that HPS ADEO-N2, named „Show me your Wings“. ION was […]

LEA-X5: New Movie on the completion of the European 5m X-band LDRS

Gladly HPS announces with a new 20-minutes-movie the completion of the H2020-development „LEA-X5“, the 5m class European Large Deployable Reflector Subsystem (LDRS) operating in X-band. The film itself is of course showing recent environmental and deployment tests, but it is mainly about PEOPLE, who are space engineers and space enthusiasts, and what they can achieve […]

Igniting the Upper Stage on Europe’s path to technological non-dependence

ESA and Thales Alenia Space Italy (TAS-I) authorize HPS to develop the large deployable reflector subsystem “LEA” for the Copernicus mission CIMR  It is official today, 02.12.2020: Europe is going to develop a new independent technology in the European space sector. Thales Alenia Space Italy has been selected by ESA and the European Commission as […]

Fourfold successful premiere for Europe’s non-dependence in space

Deployable 5-meter “LEA” antenna starts baptism of fire on the test stand Punctually three years after the decision of the EU, in November 2017, to place the development of the critical space technology of an antenna that can be deployed in space in the hands of an SME-consortium with 15 companies from seven member states […]

SME panel at SpaceTechExpo November 21st, 2019 in Bremen, Germany

Experts of ESA, SME4SPACE and AKRK present experiences and challenges for SME in the session ” The Hard Road to the Stars: Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs in the European Space Business” at fair SpaceTechExpo in Bremen, Germany November 21st, 2019 13:00-14:00h.

SME industry day at OHB September 25th, 2019

Best of Space initiated an industry day at OHB, Bremen, September 25th, 2019. Thomas Hintze from ASP…

HPS announcing crucial milestone set for Europe´s own large deployable reflector subsystem (LDRS)

Large deployable antenna reflectors are among the critical space technologies most urgently needed in Europe in order to drastically reduce the continent´s dependence on goodwill, knowhow, and supplies from the United States. …

Space SMEs fight for better conditions

Highly innovative Space SMEs from the Lake Constance region are struggling for funds, essential for their survival. The member of the Bundestag Lothar Riebsamen (CDU) visited local businesses and spoke to…