LuxSpace

Core business

LuxSpace provides know-how and expertise as well as products and services to the European and global institutional and industrial market in the fields of space and defense system engineering and application development with a focus on:

  • Space systems and subsystem design, specification, procurement, manufacturing, integration and test, and quality assurance. This includes: structure, electronics, RF, power supply, simulators, on-board software, GSEs and all major elements of satellites
  • Space applications and service development and operation with focus on Automatic Identification System (AIS) Earth Observation (EO) & Telecommunication Applications & Services

Products and services

  • AIS satellites and payloads for global vessel identification and tracking
  • Micro satellites and subsystems in the 30-300 kg class for applications in the field of Earth observation, telecommunications and science
  • TT&C subsystems for geostationary satellites
  • Satellite simulators
  • Data compression tools
  • Space System related feasibility studies
  • Technologies for solar sailing and deorbiting
  • Earth observation products and service development with focus on the banking sector

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Main customers

EU Institutions (e.g. EMSA, DG MARE, DG ENTERPRISE, EUROSTAT),  ESA, European and global space industry like OHB, Orbcomm Inc. Thales Alenia Space, maritime industry

Major space projects

SPACE SYSTEM ACTIVITIES

TELECOM SATELLITES

  • Member of Core team with OHB as Satellite Prime for the newly developed Small GEOstationary (SGEO) Satellite Platform
  • LuxSpace being responsible for the TT&C sub-system and the Satellite Simulator
  • Currently three SGEO Projects: Hispasat AG1 (launched Jan 2017), European Data Relay System, ELECTRA

SATELLITE AIS

  • Development, manufacturing and operations of 30-100 kg class AIS satellites for global vessels identification and tracking
  • Pathfinder 2 – company funded first AIS satellite
  • LUXAIS – AIS payload on ISS
  • Vesselsat – manufacturing of two AIS satellites for Orbcomm Inc.
  • ESAIL: Prime contractor of ESA AIS Satellite Constellation – Phase B design

SPACE APPLICATIONS ACTIVITIES & SERVICES

  • AIS data provision services
  • AIS – Added value service development under ARTES 20: TransparentSea and Real Time Intelligent Cargo Monitoring (RTICM)
  • Land Use/Cover Area statistical Survey LUCAS(Eurostat) – Filed survey data management and quality control
  • GIS and EO services

SPACE TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITIES

  • SOLAR SAIL MATERIAL (ESA) – Prime for the development of solar sail (material) for future science missions
  • Feasibility Study for a small Satellite based “Space Weather Monitoring” mission (ESA)
  • SPACE BASED MARITIME RECONNAISSANCE & SURVEILLANCE – Vessel detection using NAVRAD radar

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LuxSpace

CEO

Thomas Görlach

Creation date

2004

Organisation type

Large Enterprise
(OHB Group Subsidiary)

Employees

Total: 52
Space: 52

Turnover 2014

Total: €11 M
Space: €11 M

Qualifications, approvals

ISO 9001-2008

Address

LuxSpace
SES Business Centre
9, rue Pierre Werner
L-6832 Betzdorf
Luxembourg
Website

Contact

Thomas Görlach
Tel: +352 267 890 70 85
Fax: +352 267 890 40 49
Email

webdesign & development: h2a.lu

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