Meet the small German space mission that aims to improve life on earth

Meet the small German space mission that aims to improve life on earth

Holding its own against aerospace giants like pan-European Airbus Space or French-Italian Thales Alenia, Bremen-based minnow OHB has carved out a space as a national champion in satellite building.

Bluish-green fireball sighted over northern Germany

Bluish-green fireball sighted over northern Germany

Comet-hunting probe to explore origins of the solar system

Comet-hunting probe to explore origins of the solar system

‘An impressive man and a rather quiet hero’: Sigmund Jähn, Germany’s first man in space, dies at 82

‘An impressive man and a rather quiet hero’: Sigmund Jähn, Germany’s first man in space, dies at 82

‘Unique dance moves’: Frankfurt nightclub to throw party in zero gravity

‘Unique dance moves’: Frankfurt nightclub to throw party in zero gravity

One of these women could be Germany’s first female astronaut

One of these women could be Germany’s first female astronaut

Berlin team shoots for moon in Google space mission

Berlin team shoots for moon in Google space mission

Space firm seeks Germany’s first female astronaut

Space firm seeks Germany’s first female astronaut

Ten out-of-this-world pictures of Germany

Ten out-of-this-world pictures of Germany

German astronaut calls for ‘peace and tolerance’

German astronaut calls for ‘peace and tolerance’

Northern Lights enchant in rare Germany showing

Northern Lights enchant in rare Germany showing

‘Space stone’ brought back to Cologne

‘Space stone’ brought back to Cologne

How to view the solar eclipse in Germany

How to view the solar eclipse in Germany

Meteor causes scare in southern Germany

Meteor causes scare in southern Germany

One-way ticket to Mars is student’s dream

One-way ticket to Mars is student’s dream

Robot probe Philae lands safely on comet

Robot probe Philae lands safely on comet

Gerst is in ‘tip top shape’ as he waits to go home

Gerst is in ‘tip top shape’ as he waits to go home

German astronaut Gerst back down to Earth

German astronaut Gerst back down to Earth

Photos: Astronaut Gerst completes space walk

Photos: Astronaut Gerst completes space walk

Gerst and crew get 3D printer and some mice

Gerst and crew get 3D printer and some mice

VIDEO: How one German astronaut sees Earth

VIDEO: How one German astronaut sees Earth

Space ship brings special cargo for astronaut

Space ship brings special cargo for astronaut

Watching the World Cup from space

Watching the World Cup from space

Wayward rocket destroys kid’s bedroom

Wayward rocket destroys kid’s bedroom

Scientists hope to grow salad in space

Scientists hope to grow salad in space

German astronaut docks with space station

German astronaut docks with space station

Astronaut takes part of cathedral to space

Astronaut takes part of cathedral to space

German satellites capture Earth in hi-def 3D

German satellites capture Earth in hi-def 3D

ILA Air Show takes off in Berlin

ILA Air Show takes off in Berlin

Scientists make rocket fuel from sunlight

Scientists make rocket fuel from sunlight

German space centre ‘attacked by spies’

German space centre ‘attacked by spies’

Meet the Germans who want to move to Mars

Meet the Germans who want to move to Mars

Germans: ‘We’ve found second solar system’

Germans: ‘We’ve found second solar system’

Daimler unloads EADS stake for €2.2 billion

Daimler unloads EADS stake for €2.2 billion

Bremen space team prepares comet landing

Bremen space team prepares comet landing

Berlin and Paris revamp strategic EADS holdings

Berlin and Paris revamp strategic EADS holdings

Astronaut – we need to clean up space

Astronaut – we need to clean up space

3D Moon a ‘roadmap’ for lunar missions

3D Moon a ‘roadmap’ for lunar missions

German satellite falling toward Earth

German satellite falling toward Earth

Satellite set to crash to earth in coming weeks

Satellite set to crash to earth in coming weeks

German astronaut picked for space station mission

German astronaut picked for space station mission

Astronomy fans await total lunar eclipse

Astronomy fans await total lunar eclipse

Wernher von Braun’s contribution to Nazi V-2 rocket questioned

Wernher von Braun’s contribution to Nazi V-2 rocket questioned

Aircraft contrails causing global warming

Aircraft contrails causing global warming

Daimler reportedly wants to sell EADS stake to government

Daimler reportedly wants to sell EADS stake to government

Galileo satellite boss suspended over WikiLeaks cable

Galileo satellite boss suspended over WikiLeaks cable

US and Germany allegedly developing secret spy satellites

US and Germany allegedly developing secret spy satellites

‘Sharp’ rocket set to revolutionise space travel

‘Sharp’ rocket set to revolutionise space travel

Clouds could ruin chances of seeing major meteor shower

Clouds could ruin chances of seeing major meteor shower

Space probe captures echoes of Big Bang

Space probe captures echoes of Big Bang

German satellite blasts off to create new 3-D earth model

German satellite blasts off to create new 3-D earth model

Part-time space racers shoot for Lunar X Prize

Part-time space racers shoot for Lunar X Prize

Germany triumphs in NASA’s ‘Great Moonbuggy Race’

Germany triumphs in NASA’s ‘Great Moonbuggy Race’

Bremen firm wins EU’s Galileo satellite deal

Bremen firm wins EU’s Galileo satellite deal

Space official backs German moon mission

Space official backs German moon mission

Meteor hits boy on way to school

Meteor hits boy on way to school

Astronomers use supercomputer to resize massive black hole

Astronomers use supercomputer to resize massive black hole

German chosen for new crop of European astronauts

German chosen for new crop of European astronauts

Poles upset over EU’s ‘German’ Copernicus project

Poles upset over EU’s ‘German’ Copernicus project

Stuttgart scientists prove animals can survive in outer space

Stuttgart scientists prove animals can survive in outer space

Germany to see partial solar eclipse

Germany to see partial solar eclipse

German astronaut calls for larger European space programme

German astronaut calls for larger European space programme

German camera on Mars probe potentially discovers ice

German camera on Mars probe potentially discovers ice

NASA rejects German kid’s asteroid calculations

NASA rejects German kid’s asteroid calculations

Russian spacecraft docks in Speyer

Russian spacecraft docks in Speyer