The first provider of space systems,

applications and services in Luxembourg

 

Since 2006 as part of the large network of OHB companies, LuxSpace is offering innovative and affordable infrastructure products and solutions for space, as well as space-augmented applications and services.

Space.Solutions

Professional
Smart
Affordable

We smartly combine engineering processes and knowledge gained over several decades by the space industry and space agencies like ESA with innovative NewSpace approaches in order to offer our customers affordable, quick-to-market and reliable solutions.

Our partners and customers are international agencies like ESA and the European Commission, national Governments and Institutions and a variety of commercial customers.

 

Triton-X, our next generation multi-mission microsatellite designed to enable affordable regional and global LEO constellations, is the flagship of this new approach.

Earth Observation

Sat mass / volume 65kg / 40x50x60cm³
Payload 30W (OAP) / 15kg for high resolution camera allowing GSD[PAN] <2m @ 550km and 16km swath
Data S/C/X/Ka downlink via two ground stations
Orbit LEO; Control optional: Chemical or electrical propulsion (delta v: ~300m/s)

Communications

Sat mass / volume 80kg / 40x50x90cm³
Payload 70W (OAP) / 30kg for IoT, M2M with scalable patch antenna array depending on coverage requirement (regional, global);
Data UHF/VHF/S/C/L/X/Ka-band  with global ground station network and/or ISL
Orbit LEO; Control: Electric propulsion (delta v: 300 – 900m/s) depending on deployment and maintenance strategy

Situational Awareness

Sat mass / volume 80kg / 40x50x90cm³
Payload 70W (OAP) / 30kg OAP for Signal intelligence, Radar, GNSS reflectometry, AIS, ADS-B, VDES
Data UHF/VHF/S/C/X/Ka-band with global ground station network and/or Intersatellite link (ISL)
Orbit LEO; Control: Electric propulsion (delta v: 300 – 900m/s) depending on deployment and maintenance strategy

Technology demo

Sat mass / volume 75 kg / 40x50x90cm³
Payload 50W (OAP) / 20 kg Versatile standardised payload suite
Data C/X/Ka Downlink via two ground stations
Orbit LEO and beyond; Control: Electric propulsion (delta v: 300 – 1000m/s) depending on deployment and maintenance strategy

Earth Observation

Sat mass / volume

65kg / 40x50x60cm³

Payload

30W (OAP) / 15kg for high resolution camera allowing GSD[PAN] <2m @ 550km and 16km swath

Data

S/C/X/Ka downlink via two ground stations

Orbit

LEO; Control optional: Chemical or electrical propulsion (delta v: ~300m/s)

Communications

Sat mass / volume

80kg / 40x50x90cm³

Payload

70W (OAP) / 30 kg for IoT, M2M with scalable patch antenna array depending on coverage requirement (regional, global)

Data

UHF/VHF/S/C/L/X/Ka-band with global ground station network and/or ISL

Orbit

LEO; Control: Electric propulsion (delta v: 300 – 900m/s) depending on deployment and maintenance strategy

Situational Awareness

Sat mass / volume

80kg / 40x50x90cm³

Payload

70W (OAP) / 30kg OAP for Signal intelligence, Radar, GNSS reflectometry, AIS, ADS-B, VDES

Data

UHF/VHF/S/C/X/Ka-band with global ground station network and/or Intersatellite link (ISL)

Orbit

LEO; Control: Electric propulsion (delta v: 300 – 900m/s) depending on deployment and maintenance strategy

Technology Demo

Sat mass / volume

75kg / 40x50x90cm³

Payload

50W (OAP) / 20kg Versatile standardised payload suite

Data

C/X/Ka Downlink via two ground stations

Orbit

LEO and beyond; Control: Electric propulsion (delta v: 300 – 1000m/s) depending on deployment and maintenance strategy

LuxSpace completes “New Space” development of ADCS I/F Unit

In May 2018 LuxSpace successfully completed the acceptance test campaign of the Flight Model of the Attitude Determination and Control System Interface (ADCS I/F) Unit. This concludes the first all-inhouse design and development of a flight product unit by LuxSpace.

ECSS qualification for ESAIL ADCS interface unit about to be completed

After a very successful environmental test campaign at the end of last year for the Engineering Qualification Model (EQM) of our ESAIL ADCS I/F unit (Attitude Determination and Control System Interface Unit), our in-house development has taken the next hurdle for ECSS...

Successful test campaigns for our in-house developments finish a remarkable year!

At the end of this very successful and busy year we have been rewarded with smoothly running test campaigns and highly satisfying test results. Between 11th and 18th December, the LuxSpace ESAIL team successfully performed the environmental qualification for its...

LuxSpace meets CERN – High radiation experiments for new component testing

Between November 29th and December 1st the LuxSpace Triton-X team joined ESA at CERN in Geneva to participate in a heavy ion radiation campaign to validate the operation of key software and hardware components and their resilience to radiation induced bit errors. The...

Our Year 2017 in Review

2017 has been another exciting and successful year for LuxSpace, featuring the successful launch of OHB’s first SmallGEO satellite platform, the completion of the design phase for the ESAIL microsatellite, the initial development phase of LuxSpace’s new and innovative...

LuxSpace awarded again contract by EUROSTAT on data quality control service

LuxSpace awarded the fourth time in row contract by the statistical office of the European Union (EUROSTAT) for data quality control service on Land Use and Land cover statistical survey.

Enhanced efficiency and security thanks to more precise airspace monitoring

OHB subsidiary LuxSpace awarded contract by ESA for study into improved aircraft positioning and monitoring Betzdorf –  LuxSpace, a subsidiary of Bremen-based space technology group OHB SE, is to conduct research into new and innovative approaches to aircraft...

Smaller, lighter, cheaper

OHB developing microsatellites for new space market Space technology company OHB SE is widening its range of products with the addition of a new platform for microsatellites. Accordingly, LuxSpace Sarl, OHB’s Luxembourg-based subsidiary, has entered into a contract...

OHB telecommunications satellite demonstrating full functional capability in orbit

First SmallGEO handed over to customer HISPASAT Launched at the beginning of the year, the H36W-1 telecommunications satellite supplied by OHB System AG has been handed over to Spanish satellite operator HispaSat following the completion of an In Orbit Test period of...

OHB Venture Capital and LuxSpace establishing company in Luxembourg to enable sustainable life in space

OHB Venture Capital GmbH, Munich, and LuxSpace s.à r.l., Betzdorf, Luxembourg (both subsidiaries of OHB SE, Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124) have today announced the establishment of a company known as Blue Horizon s.à r.l. with registered offices in Luxembourg....