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OHB Italia

OHB Italia S.p.a.

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Information

  • Company Dimension

    N/A

  • Share capital

    € 13,100,000 f.p.

  • Managing Director

    Roberto ACETI

  • HR Director / Chief Financial Officer

    Giovanni PRANDINI

  • General Manager

    Gianaldo MANTOVANI

  • Deputy General Manager

    Mauro PROTTO

  • Chief Technical Officer

    Paolo LORENZI

  • Head for Institutional Relations / IT, Safety & Security Manager

    Angelo VALLERANI

Locations

OHB Italia S.p.A. is part of the European Space and Technology Group OHB SE (Orbitale Hochtechnologie Bremen), listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

It is one of the three top system integrators in Europe with 2900 employees worldwide and total revenues exceeded EUR 1 Billion in 2019.

OHB Italia S.p.A. was founded in 1981, nowadays it is one of the two major satellite system integrators in Italy with more than 200M€ backlog and 96M€ revenues in 2019.

It is a recognized national leader in the fields of Satellite&Missions, Earth Observation, Space Situational Awareness, Electronics&Mechanisms, Scientific&Planetary Instruments, with headquarters and Clean Room facilities in Milan and offices in Rome and Benevento.

OHB Italia S.p.A. provides innovative solutions combined with high performance and a strong focus on customer satisfaction.

The company employs 210 people between staff and collaborators, with a high percentage of graduates (78,5%) whose degrees are mainly in Aerospace Engineering, Math and Physics, Electronic Engineering, Information Technology.

OHB Italia S.p.A. is prime contractor for various ASI/ESA missions and the main customers are the Italian Space Agency and European Space Agency, Research Institutes, Universities and all the industrial key players in the space market, with special attention to export domain.

PRODUCTS – SERVICES – APPLICATIONS – TECHNOLOGIES

Satellites & Missions
PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa)
Prisma satellite was realized for the Italian Space Agency (ASI) by a consortium led by OHB Italia S.p.A. as Prime Contractor. It is the first European Satellite with hyperspectral instrument and panchromatic camera on board. It was successfully launched atop a Vega launcher on 22nd March 2019 from Arianespace Spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana. Now PRISMA is in orbit (commissioning completed) and It is acquiring, downloading, processing, delivering fundamental images for monitoring our Planet.

NAOS (National Advanced Optical System)
It is an Earth Observation mission for Luxembourg Government. NAOS is a very-high-resolution optical satellite system developed by OHB Italia S.p.A. as the Prime Contractor. NAOS contract is an end-to-end agreement for the provision both of the satellite and of its ground segment.

URANO CONSTELLATION
Urano constellation is composed of 57 Eaglet II mini-satellites with worldwide coverage and very small revisit time (every 30 min.). The constellation will monitor climate changes, marine/land surveillance as well as enable security and emergency services.

VEnUS (Vega Electric nudge Upper Stage)
VEnUS is an electrical transfer/module to be installed on VEGA payload interface to perform constellation precise orbit positioning, in orbit services and orbit transfers.

COMET INTERCEPTOR
It is a new fast class ESA mission comprising three spacecrafts, with the target to visit a truly pristine comet or another interstellar object. It will offer a new insight into the evolution of comets as they migrate inwards from the periphery of the Solar System. OHB Italia responsibilities, as Prime Contractor, are Mission Analysis, System Engineering, Procurement, Integration, Testing and other important tasks.

BIOMASS
Earth Explorer Mission of ESA for Biomass and Tropical Forest Observation (distribution, annual changes, links with Earth climate). Essential support to UN treaties on the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. It will carry the first P-band synthetic aperture radar, able to deliver accurate maps of tropical, temperate and boreal forest bio-mass.

Earth Observation Instruments
MWI (MicroWave Imager)
It is a conically scanning microwave radiometer providing measurement of precipitation, observations of clouds, snow, sea-ice coverage, water vapor, temperature and surface imagery. MetOp mission, a program that was jointly established by ESA and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (Eumetsat), is forming the space segment of Eumetsat’s Polar System (EPS).

CIMR (Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer)
The mission would carry a wide-swath conically-scanning multi-frequency microwave radiometer to provide observations of sea surface temperature, sea ice concentration and sea surface salinity.

Space Situational Awareness
FLYEYE
Flyeye is an innovative telescope developed by OHB Italia S.p.A for the Italian Space Agency ASI and the European Space Agency ESA. It is able to monitor dangerous asteroids or space debris running towards the Earth one week in advance thanks to its very large Field of View (FOV). The telescope will use optical sensor for Space Surveillance, Space Tracking and for Space Situational Awareness to detect Near-Earth Objects.

HERA MISSION
The Mission is an international double-spacecraft collaboration NASA/ESA for planetary defence. Target is a binary asteroid system, the Didymos pair of near-Earth asteroids. OHB Italia is responsible for system engineering support, harness, AIT support, Electrical Power Subsystem, Satellite EMC, charging and radiation analysis.

Electronics and Mechanisms
OHB Italia realized several Launch Locking Device (LLD) for MetOp-SG, MWI Inst., ICI Inst. and also Separation Subsystem for LARES I and LARES II. Both systems were developed under ASI flag.

Scientific and Planetary Instruments
ISRU
Demonstrator Payload for extraction of Oxygen from lunar regolith on lunar surface. OHB Italia, involved in ISRU developments since 2009, is working on ESA projects relevant for the extraction of oxygen from the regolith minerals and is performing important system studies and technology research.

LARES
Lares I, a spherical passive satellite launched in 2012 on VEGA maiden flight. Lares II is to be launched in 2021 on VEGA-C maiden flight. Both systems were developed under ASI flag.

LISA PATHFINDER
It is an ESA Mission to detect one of the most elusive phenomena in astronomy: gravitational waves. It has a Caging Mechanism with the function to hold the Test Mass inside the inertial sensor during launch then release it in a very soft way.

EUCLID
Euclid is an electronic unit for ESA/NASA Mission. Flight hardware of the Visible Instrument and of the Near Infrared Spectrometer / Photometer. Main target: to map the geometry of the Universe and better understand the mysterious dark matter and dark energy.

IXPE
The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer exploits the polarization state of light from astro-physical sources to provide insight into our understanding of X-ray production in objects such as neutron stars and pulsar wind nebulae, as well as stellar and supermassive black holes.

Sister company OHB SE
  • COMPONENTS
  • CONSULTATION, COMMAND AND CONTROL, COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
  • DESIGNING
  • MAINTENANCE, TRANSFORMATION AND OVERHAUL
  • OTHER
  • PLATFORMS
  • R&D ACTIVITIES
  • ELECTRIC POWER GENERATORS
  • ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS
  • EQUIPMENT AND FITTING-OUT MATERIALS
  • EQUIPMENT AND STRUCTURAL ASSEMBLIES
  • INDUSTRIALIZATION AND REALIZATION OF PARTS IN COMPOSITE MATERIAL
  • MACHINING
  • EQUIPMENT FOR
  • DATA/IMAGE PROCESSING, DISPLAY AND RECORDING SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT, DATA MANAGEMENT AND TRANSFER
  • ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
  • AERONAUTICAL STRUCTURES
  • GROUND SEGMENT FOR OPERATIONS AND DATA PROCESSING
  • MANUFACTURING TOOLS & JIGS
  • MISSION-RELATED SYSTEMS
  • PLATFORMS
  • SOFTWARE
  • PLATFORMS
  • POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
  • SPACECRAFT
  • ICT
  • ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
  • interconnecting and control cables
  • power cables
  • circuit components, panels and plants
  • converters
  • generators
  • electric motors and fans
  • instrumentation
  • cables and wires for wiring
  • fiber optic cables
  • power cables
  • printed circuit boards
  • analog and on-off sensor
  • electronic equipment
  • for space platforms
  • aerospace
  • for aerospace applications propulsion systems
  • satellite communications
  • base security systems
  • for UAV
  • for satellite systems
  • space platforms
  • alkaline battery packs, Ni/Cd, Lithium/LIPO
  • small research satellites
  • remote sensing satellites
  • telecommunication satellites