OHB Hellas – Past, Present, Future. Moving into 2023

OHB Hellas welcomes the new year with even more rigor in the continuation of its activities. In the few years of our operation, including 2 years of the COVID pandemic, OHB Hellas has managed to win a multitude of space projects, in different domains such as Space Systems Engineering, High Performance On-Board data processing and Additive Manufacturing. A highlight is the recent execution of AI in orbit on-board OPS-SAT in the context of the Multi Frame Super Resolution (MFSR) study, in which OHB Hellas is a prime contractor. 

OHB Hellas, a dedicated space systems integrator in Greece, in the past year grew significantly in team size, continues its active participation in projects and is aligned in the direction of self-sustainability with 4 tender proposals recently submitted and pending evaluation. 

The company’s vision includes the realisation of the Satellite as a Service concept, utilising high performance on-board data processing and flexible technologies such as virtualisation to create an innovative product in the dynamically evolving space domain. This direction is strengthened by the heritage in the specific technology that exists in the country and connects with Greece’s needs for civil security from space, as well as with the upcoming national microsatellites program for Greece. Last but not least, it is a technology that brings the related expertise in the OHB group. 

OHB Hellas has been involved in multiple studies collaborating with local entities and is actively promoting the growth of space in Greece. But why should the space sector be developed in the country and what is the added value?  Why should Greece invest in the domain? There are many answers to this question, as the benefits are multiple. 

  • To answer some of the country’s imperative needs such as defense, civil security, connectivity and disaster monitoring without depending on third parties and with efficiency. 
  • To be on the forefront of the technological advances and not trailing, making use of the local heritage to create a niche sovereign product which can be exported. To find a position among the European partners. 
  • To boost the local industry, create autonomy and create a hub, where people with expertise that have left the country can find a haven and return from abroad. 
  • To help young people graduating from the university to find a job in one of the most fascinating technological domains. 

With the coming of 2023, we aim to enlarge our customer base and diversify the application domain of high performance on-board data processing. We will continue to defend the Civil Security from Space as one of the main needs from space for Greece. OHB Hellas will keep actively pursuing its goal of developing space in Greece, in collaboration with the local ecosystem and European partners, participating in many space projects, innovating and striving for the best!