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World premiere: Deorbit-Turbosail „ADEO“ by HPS selected to safeguard sustainability of Europe´s own constellation

By 2025, Europe will have its own constellation of satellites to ensure sovereign capacity for both commercial and institutional communication channels. Fast Internet, autonomous mobility at sea, on ground and in the air, automatic exchange of information between technical installations, support for military and humanitarian actions, and other applications for public authorities, companies, and citizens […]

Laser-fast communications, autonomous driving, Internet of Things: Independent European satellite network UN.IO to be built by consortium of space-SME

European Commission supports preparations with 1.4 million Euro By 2025, Europe will have its own constellation of satellites to ensure sovereign capacity for both commercial and institutional communication channels. Fast Internet, autonomous mobility at sea, on ground and in the air, automatic exchange of information between technical installations, support for military and humanitarian actions, and […]

Best-of-Space at SpaceTechExpo STE 2021 in Bremen

From 16th to 18th November 2021, Best-of-Space presents small and medium sized enterprizes at the B2B-fair SpaceTechExpo (STE) 2021 in Bremen. You are invited to meet us and the entrepreneurs at the group stand Q19 together with ESA SME office, ESA Solutions and SME4SPACE. Detail on the STE 2021 see HERE. COVID Safety regulations see […]

SME4SPACE industry survey: “Space activities of SMEs in Europe”

Dear Company, Following our previous communications regarding the survey on “Space activities of SMEs in Europe”, we would like to thank those who have already provided their reply (60 in total). The replies we have received so far will be used for the analysis, but in order to obtain the necessary sample size required to […]

EC-Study “New Space Solutions for Long-term Availability of Reliable, Secure, Cost Effective Space Based Connectivity”

In summer 2021, EC DEFIS called under reference number DEFIS/2021/OP/0005 for  6-months studies for New Space Solutions for Long-term Availability of Reliable, Secure, Cost Effective Space Based Connectivity. A budget of 2.8MEUR is available for two studies. With deadline September 29th, 2021 a total of 10 tenders was submitted. Tenderers are consortia with leaders of LSI […]

SPACE STRUCTURES GmbH to design and deliver structures for Lunar Gateway I-HAB module to Thales Alenia Space

SPACE STRUCTURES GmbH from Germany, as prime contractor of an all-SME consortium, has been selected by Thales Alenia Space to develop, build and test the internal secondary structures for the International Habitation (I-HAB) Module of the international Lunar Gateway manned space station to orbit the Moon. The consortium includes four other SMEs: Romania-based HPS srl, […]

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…