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October 4th, 2018

Cooperative Agreement Signed by the OHB Group and Blue Origin for Lunar Missions

The OHB Group has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for future cooperation with the U.S. aerospace company Blue Origin.

The document was signed by Dr. Lutz Bertling and Kurt Melching, members of the Management Board of OHB SE, Hans J. Steininger, CEO of MT Aerospace, and Bob Smith, CEO of Blue Origin, during a bilateral meeting at the International Space Congress IAC in Bremen.

The aim is to explore the extent to which OHB, MT Aerospace and Blue Origin can work together across the Atlantic. The companies have partnered on a future Blue Moon mission to the lunar surface — Blue Origin’s lunar lander capable of bringing several metric tons of cargo to the Moon. The companies will collaborate on a payload on board Blue Origin’s reusable orbital rocket New Glenn. The use of these systems and possible cooperation will be the subject of in-depth discussions in the transatlantic dialogue.

Executive Comment

Lutz Bertling said that the company is delighted to have gained Blue Origin as a partner who has established itself over the past few years as one of the leading companies in the aerospace industry. OHB SE is convinced that the mixture of the respective competencies will quickly lead to concrete approaches for further cooperation.