High stability Laser development for NGGM continues
[8. Jan 2016]
Left: Optical cavity, Right: Fiber power amplifier [Pictures: NPL/ILT]
The Consortium of SpaceTech, Fraunhofer ILT, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Airbus DS has been selected for the development for the high stability laser (HSL) for a potential 'Next Generation Gravity Mission' (NGGM). This development continues the successful development and testing of the HSL Elegant breadboard performed of the same consortium from 2012-2015 within the frame of ESA TRP.
The HSL is a modular, fibre-based laser system emitting light with a high stability of laser frequency and output power. The objective of this new activity is to raise the maturity of the laser system to TRL 5 on subunit level and TRL 7 on component level.
SpaceTech as prime contractors signs responsible for project management, system engineering, electrical, structural and thermal design. Fraunhofer ILT is responsible for the laser head and the environmental test campaign of laser head components. The National Physical Laboratory is responsible for the reference cavity. Airbus DS performs the environmental test campaign of the laser system.
Your opportunity: Open Positions at SpaceTech
[16. October 2015]
In our company a few vacancies have arisen. If you
- are experienced, a team player,
- have good organisation and communication skills,
- follow a pro-active approach to problem solving, including pragmatism and flexibility
- are fluent in English, while a good knowledge of German would definitively be an advantage
then check our Career Section and take your opportunity!
Wolfgang Pitz joins SpaceTech's Board of Directors
[13. July 2015]
From left to right: Wolfgang Pitz, Frank Gilles, Bernhard Doll
SpaceTech is proud to welcome Wolfgang Pitz as new shareholder in the Board of Directors now formed by Bernhard Doll (CEO), Frank Gilles and Wolfgang Pitz. Before, Wolfgang Pitz worked for Airbus DS (formerly EADS Astrium, formerly Dornier) in the Earth Observation, Navigation and Science Division for more than two decades. His last assignment at Airbus DS was Director of European Programmes and in this role he was responsible on European level for all large ESA / EU / Eumetsat Satellite Prime contracts.
SpaceTech confirmed as largest German SME in space sector
[22. April 2015]
As a result of a DLR initiated survey among the German SMEs active in the space business, STI has been identified as the largest "Space SME" in Germany.
Contract for Development of MERLIN Frequency Reference Unit
[20. April 2015]
STI has signed the contract for the development of the MERLIN frequency reference unit (FRU) in subcontract to Airbus DS.
The German-French satellite MERLIN (Methane Remote Sensing LIDAR Mission) is a mission to observe the concentration of the greenhouse gas methane. In this cooperation France signs responsible for the Satellite Bus, which is a Myriade Evolution, and Germany signs responsible for the Instrument.