OUR TEAM The HEMPT-NG consortium

The consortium HEMPT-NG founded especially for this purpose is led by Thales Deutschland GmbH, worldwide leader in the development and production of traveling wave tubes and other space products, responsible for thruster equipment and integrated EPS.

SYSTEM / THRUSTER MODULE Thales Deutschland GmbH (TD)

Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, addressing defense, aerospace and security markets worldwide. 22.000 R&D engineers who offer a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy field-proven mission-critical information systems support Thales leading-edge technology. MORE ABOUT Thales Deutschland GmbH

System Market Studies OHB System AG (OHB-D)

OHB System AG as a wholly owned subsidiary of the OHB SE is the core company of the Space Systems business unit. OHB SE is Germany’s only listed focused space technology group located at two sites in Germany – Bremen and Munich (ISIN: DE0005936124; Prime Standard). MORE ABOUT OHB SYSTEM AG

Power supply unit for Telec./ Nav. AIRBUS Defence and Space (AIRBUS)

Airbus Defence & Space GmbH, 100% owned by Airbus Group (the former EADS Company) is a worldwide leader in the space domain. The division was formed in January 2014 by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The entity involved in the Consortium is the Space Systems division of Airbus DS with two main activities: Satellites (covering civil and military telecommunications, Earth observation, and science and navigation programmes) and Launchers.

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System / Market studies Thales Alenia Space France (TAS-F)

Thales Alenia Space was created on April 10, 2007 when Alcatel-Lucent transferred its space business to Thales. Owned 67% by Thales and 33% by Finmeccanica, Thales Alenia Space has a strong industrial presence in Europe with 7500 employees over 12 sites in 7 countries.

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Power supply unit for LEO Thales Alenia Space Belgium (TAS-B)

As Power Lead Center inside the Thales Alenia Space group, Thales Alenia Space BELGIUM is the European number one in power conditioning and distribution equipment for any type of satellites. Thales Alenia Space BELGIUM is a Belgian industrial establishment with over 650 employees, 35,000 square meters of which 6,000 square meters of cleanrooms. MORE ABOUT Thales Alenia Space Belgium (TAS-B)

Fluidic Management System Thales Alenia Space Deutschland GmbH (TAS-D)

Thales Alenia Space’s German subsidiary, located in Ditzingen, Germany, was founded in March 2011. However, its heritage goes back to the company SEL Alcatel (SEL: Standard Elektrik Lorenz) and the 1980-ies. The company was involved in the Space Lab Mission, in the development of Telecom Satellite electronic components, and the implementation of conventional as well as GNSS-based Air Navigation Aids. MORE ABOUT Thales Alenia Space Deutschland GmbH (TAS-D)

Testing and analysis Aerospazio Tecnologie S.r.l. (AER)

Aerospazio Tecnologie was founded in 2000 with the aim of providing testing and engineering services in the fields of vacuum technology and Electric Space Propulsion to European industries and R&D organisations. In 2003, the first vacuum test facility was employed for the endurance test of the RIT-22 thruster proposed by Astrium (now part of Airbus D&S) for the ESA Bepi-Colombo mission to Mercury. MORE ABOUT Aerospazio Tecnologie S.r.l. (AER)

Plasmasimulations Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald (EMAU)

The University of Greifswald was founded in 1456 and is one of the oldest academic institutions in Europe. Over 12,000 students from all over the world receive the most modern academic instruction and exciting research opportunities in a time-honoured environment. Research priorities at the University of Greifswald are in the life sciences, physics and geosciences, cultural interaction in the Baltic/Nordic region, as well as law and economics. Scientists engage in inter-disciplinary collaborations across faculties and aim for excellence in both research and teaching. MORE ABOUT Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald (EMAU)

Fluidic Management System Thales Alenia Space United Kingdom (TAS-UK)

TAS-UK is a subsidiary company of Thales Alenia Space. A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space is a key supplier of satellite and orbital infrastructure solutions. The company develops the very latest space and ground segment technologies for scientific, commercial, military and security applications. It is a global market leader in telecommunications, navigation, space exploration and Earth observation, particularly for weather forecasting, altimetry, oceanography and environmental management applications. The company, which achieved revenues of Euro 2.3 billion in 2012, has a total of 7,200 employees located in 10 industrial sites in France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Belgium. MORE ABOUT Thales Alenia Space United Kingdom (TAS-UK)