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OHB plans Moon mission in memory of Manfred Fuchs

2014-09-18

OHB plans Moon mission in memory of Manfred Fuchs

Bremen (Germany), Betzdorf (Luxembourg), September, 18, 2014

 

In memory of Prof. Dott.-Ing. h.c. Manfred Fuchs, the founder of OHB, who passed away on April 26, 2014, OHB will carry out a lunar mission at the end of October 2014.

The technical management of the mission as well as the manufacturing of the probe will be carried out by LuxSpace of Luxembourg. “This is the first ever privately funded mission to the moon and it happens 45 years after the first landing on the moon,” says Jochen Harms, Managing Director of LuxSpace.

The mission will carry a small number of small scientific instruments. These are a radio amateur beacon, which will allow the sending of messages and at the same time test a new approach to locate the spacecraft through inverse triangulation. A further instrument will provide radiation measures throughout its trajectory around the moon.

Further moon missions including landing are planned within the next few years.

More details of the mission are published through the Internet site moon.luxspace.lu and a dedicated Facebook blog (at www.facebook.com/luxspacesarl). 

 

Moon probe for Mission 4M

 

About LuxSpace Sarl:

LuxSpace Sarl is an affiliate of OHB AG (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0005936124), one of the three large prime space companies in Europe. LuxSpace has about 50 employees, chiefly develops micro satellites and actively participates in the OHB System-led Small GEO initiative. Furthermore, LuxSpace has a strong service business with specific focus on AIS (Automatic Information System for Ship Detection) and Earth Observation.

 

 

Contact:

Jochen Harms
Managing Director

LuxSpace Sarl
Phone:  +352 267 890 4000
Fax:      +352 267 890 4049

Email:  harms@luxspace.lu

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