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OHB subsidiary Kayser-Threde awarded contract for implementing the national earth observation mission EnMAP by the German Aerospace Center
With a total volume of EUR 90 million, the largest contract ever received by Kayser-Threde / Kayser-Threde assigned system responsibility for the entire mission
"I wish to thank the German Aerospace Center as well as the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology for the confidence placed in us. We are very proud of being given this opportunity of revolutionizing optical remote exploration together with our project partners via the EnMAP hyperspectral satellite," says Jürgen Breitkopf, managing director of Kayser-Threde GmbH.
As the main contractor for this technologically challenging satellite, Kayser-Threde will be assuming system responsibility in the following areas:
- Space segment including the sourcing of the satellite bus as well as integrating and testing of the entire satellite
- Development and fabrication of the sophisticated hyperspectral payload instrument
- Procurement of the launch vehicle including execution of launch preparations and launch exercise.
The core industrial team includes OHB-System AG, which will be supplying the satellite bus.
Among other things, EnMAP's high-quality data and the information derived from it are to be used to improve modeling of global biospheric and geospheric processes. The data will be utilized for ground and land management, monitoring of water conditions and diagnostic cartography and analysis (search for raw materials, detection of environmental contamination) as well as disaster management.
Scientists and other users in the EnMAP user community expect EnMap to enable a whole new quality to be achieved in earth observation data. With the EnMAP operational phase scheduled to commence in 2013, Germany will be gaining a leading international role in optical remote exploration, which offers great potential for the future.
Further information can be found at www.enmap.de and www.enmap.org.
Founded in 1967, Kayser-Threde GmbH has a global customer base, including the industry, space agencies, national governments, and scientific institutions. Kayser-Threde offers the complete realization of a project to its customers. The scope ranges from studies, analyses, and system design to special developments, test procedures, production, implementation, and operation and support. Because of the rigorous requirements in aerospace, Kayser-Threde GmbH has established the highest quality standards, reflected in the reliability of its products, system solutions, and processes. Kayser-Threde is a subsidiary of the OHB Technology Group.
Further information on the company can be found at www.kayser-threde.com.
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