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July 20, 2021

OHB joins forces with ESA Φ-lab to boost the EO commercial market

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With the common objective to explore transformational technologies targeting the growing Earth observation commercial market, ESA Φ-lab and OHB have signed a Letter of Intent to define their basis for cooperation.

With the aim to define and develop transformative commercial services powered by Earth Observation (EO) space-based data and to foster the development of associated transformational technologies, OHB has reached an agreement with ESA Φ-lab to gain access to its unique capabilities and support. The cooperation may be extended in future to a joint research effort with OHB visiting researchers at the ESA Φ-lab.

“The commercial EO market has been following a fantastic evolution in the past decade, and it is essential for OHB to keep the pace and prepare solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The cooperation with the ESA Φ-lab will foster the creation of transformative services representing a breakthrough to end-users.” says Sebastien Tailhades, Domain Manager Earth Observation at OHB.

Giuseppe Borghi, Head of the ESA Φ-lab, commented: “The ESA Φ-lab is the home of EO transformative technologies and commercial approaches within ESA. I strongly believe in compelling partnerships as a means to accelerate the EO future. We are very happy to add this new exciting collaboration to others already running at the ESA Φ-lab with industries, research centres and private investors. We look forward to transformative results!”

To know more: OHB, ESA Φ-lab