Smallsat market forecast to exceed $30 billion in coming decade

10. August 2017

Microsatellite components

French consultancy Euroconsult forecasts that significant expansion in terms of capabilities and demand is underway in the smallsat market. More than 6,200 smallsats are to be launched in the next 10 years, with the market value expected to reach up to $30.1 billion, compared with $8.9 billion in the previous decade, according to a report […]

GOS and iSky Technology will launch first LEO communication CubeSat in the end of 2017

9. August 2017

Satellite of German Orbital Systems

German Orbital Systems GmbH (Berlin, Germany) works on the development of small satellites’ constellation for the D-Star communication on LEO orbit, the constellation will consist of 3U CubeSats. This project is implemented in partnership with iSky Technology s.r.o. (Prague, Czech Republic). The first satellite called «D-Star One» is designed for technology demonstration with two D-Star […]

Article about German Orbital Systems in Süddeutsche Zeitung

„A start-up from Berlin is manufacturing satellites so small, that space is now affordable for many companies…“ The article of one of the most influential German newspaper tells about current projects of German Orbital Systems GmbH. Full text of the article you can read here>>

German Orbital Systems DCSM unit worked flawlessly during Kanopus-V-IK launch

14. Juli 2017

Launch of Soyuz-2.1a rocket with the Fregat upper stage, July 14th 2017 © Roscosmos

July 14th, 2017 Soyuz-2.1a rocket with a Fregat upper stage launched Kanopus-V-IK Earth observation satellite for Russian Sate Space Corporation  Roscosmos (Roscosmos) from Baikonur launch site, Kazakhstan. The primary payload and seventy two secondary payloads of a smallsat cluster were successfully deployed  into three different target orbits during one mission. The unique  cluster of 72 […]

Workshop at Airbus Safran Launchers

1. Juni 2017

Participants of the Workshop of German Orbital Systems

Recently German Orbital Systems received the request from Airbus Safran Launchers to organize the workshop on New Space approach to space system development, showing which things New and Old Space have in common while emphasizing the differences. As a result, the workshop was conducted from May 15th to May 19th at Sindringen & Forchtenberg consisting […]

Launch campaign for „Soyuz“: maiden flight for our DCSM unit!

25. Mai 2017

A Soyuz rocket will launch Kanopus-V-IK infrared Earth observation satellite for Roscosmos July 14th 2017. In total, 77 satellites will be launched on Kanopus-V-IK mission. A reliable Soyuz-2 launcher with a unique Fregat upper stage will ensure injection of the primary payload and smallsats into 3 different orbits. Such flexibility can’t be found in any […]

Report about German Orbital Systems on N-TV

22. April 2017

The German television news channel n-tv came to make a report about activities of German Orbital Systems GmbH. CEO Walter Ballheimer has spoken about small satellites and their role in the future of spaceflight. The full Video-Interview you can watch here>>  

12 April – International Day of Human Space Flight

12. April 2017

Today is International Day of Human Space Flight! 56 years ago Soviet citizen Yuri Gagarin defied gravity and performed orbital spaceflight. This event paved the way for the humanity to the stars. Spaceflight has significantly evolved since 1961, giving unprecedented benefits to humankind. Global telecommunications, omnipresent navigation field, imagery allowing us to save lives, feed […]

German Orbital Systems has been listed among “most interesting Space startups in Germany”

14. März 2017

March 14-15, 2017 Berlin hosts the second Disrupt Space conference bringing the most promising space startups to meet with top investors and executives. This two-day event is fueled with business meetings, inspiring keynotes and hands on activities to foster collaboration towards building a sustainable space economy. German Orbital Systems actively participates this event. In fact, […]

Walter Ballheimer`s Interview for NewSpace People

9. März 2017

Satellite (c) Public Domain

NewSpace People made a big interview about our team, our plans, and vision for the future of space markets. We repost it here. What Is the Background of German Orbital Systems’s Team? German Orbital Systems has been founded by two former scientific assistants from the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) in 2014. They worked previously on […]

February 2017 at German Orbital Systems

28. Februar 2017

Our Team at the exhibition booth at GSC2017

German Orbital Systems stays active. We have many things going on; sometimes we just do not have enough time to make even a brief report. We remind you to follow us on Twitter>> and Facebook>> Therefore, here is the digest of our latest activities. First, our participation in Global space congress in Abu Dhabi was […]

German Orbital Systems on Global Space Congress

31. Januar 2017

CubeSat of German Orbital System

Global Space Congress in Abu Dhabi is ready to start. And we are happy to be the sponsors and active participants of such event. As we stated in our earlier post, we believe that for space startups creating space competencies for emerging space-faring nations by transferring technology and building the small satellites can be a growth […]

2016 in Spacetech

27. Januar 2017

2016 was quite dynamic for space technologies, full of great achievements and ambitious plans as well as epic failures and accidents reminding us of the complexity of space exploration. In this post, we tried to recap the trends that we, in German Orbital Systems, find the most important for the further development of space technologies. […]

Our CubeSat Subsystems on Malta

30. Mai 2016

Our CubeSat Subsystems on Malta

Today we presented our CubeSat subsystems to the public in the framework of the 4S Symposium on Malta. Alongside our own developments, the new ECM CubeSat deployer played a central role. ECM and GOS share an exhibition booth on the event. Our showcase contains our CubeSat structures and a battery case as well as the […]

Introducing our new clean-room facility

17. Mai 2016

Space technology has highest demands in terms of precision, failure tolerance and reliability. Therefore, the production and integration processes must be carried out under controlled and reproducible environmental conditions. To mitigate contamination of the components used during production, MAIT (Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Testing) processes take place in so called “clean-rooms”. Clean-rooms are described and […]