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HENSOLDT is a leading company in the European defence industry with global reach. HENSOLDT develops complete sensor solutions for defence and security applications.

About us

HENSOLDT is a leading company in the European defence industry with global reach. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company develops complete sensor solutions for defence and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT drives the development of defence electronics and optronics and is continuously expanding its portfolio based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security. With more than 6,400 employees, HENSOLDT achieved a turnover of 1.5 billion euros in 2021. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

HENSOLDT Space is a major European industrial supplier of space equipment for state-of-the-art optical, optoelectronic and radar-electrical sensor solutions. HENSOLDT's space solutions are designed to respond reliably in the most adverse environmental conditions and to withstand the extreme demands of long-duration space missions.

Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 3
82024 Taufkirchen

Phone: +49 89 51518-0
Internet: www.hensoldt.net

Contact person

Eva-Maria Aicher
Business Development Manager Space
Phone: +49 1626 403130

Products and Services

HENSOLDT Space Product / Solution Portfolio

Protection in Space

  • Asset Protection

  • Cyber Protection in Space

    Planet and Space Observation

  • Examining Planet Surface

  • Reconnaissance in Space

  • Gathering Enviromental Data

    Related products: Space Radars / High Performance and Space Optics

    Optical Communication in Space

  • Inter-Satellite Communication

  • Satellite to Earth Communication
    Related products: Laser Communication Terminal

    Special Space Services

  • Space Equipment Testing Capabilities

  • Power Simulation Capabilities

  • Special Check-Out Equipment (SCOE)

  • In-flight testing – Telemetry and FTS

  • Space Consulting 1. Product Insurance / 2. System Expertise and Management  Consulting

HENSOLDT Space Based Solution (general)

HENSOLDT is a European cutting-edge technology centre with regard to designing, developing, producing and testing space optronics and electronics solutions. We successfully participated in earth observation missions and surveys of Mercury and Jupiter’s icy moons etc.. The AESA radars have been used effectively in observation missions for more than 20 years and are complemented by the HENSOLDT Space Consultancy, which advises space agencies such as France’s CNES, Europe’s ESA etc..

Further reading

HENSOLDT Space Radar

HENSOLDT supplies essential assemblies of the radar electronics, as well as the transmit and receive modules for the antenna. Key components for the space radars of HENSOLDT have now been used in space for more than two decades. HENSOLDT components are in use on various programs for space missions, e.g. DLR’s two radar satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X, Spanish radar satellite PAZ, German Bundeswehr’s latest reconnaissance satellite SARah as well as the EUMETSAT.

Further reading

HENSOLDT Solar Array Power Simulator New Generation - SAPS NG

The SAPS-SCOE (Special Check Out Equipment) is a part of an EGSE (Electrical Ground Support Equipment), dedicated to ground electrical testing of a satellite during assembly, integration, validation and pre-launch operations. The SAPS-SCOE simulates satellite solar array behaviour during the different orbital phases, in all space lighting conditions (sunlight or eclipse).

Further reading

News & Innovations

HENSOLDT´s View on Future Radar Systems (Video View)

HENSOLDT view on the future radar systems

Defence and non-defence radar systems have been part of HENSOLDT’s core competences for decades. Today, HENSOLDT’s radar systems are in use around the world and reliably provide their services in surveillance, reconnaissance, air defence and air traffic control.HENSOLDT take a closer look to the future of radar technology, upcoming challenges and latest developments.

Networked sensor system over all domains will be the answer of the future challenges.

Further reading
HENSOLDT had supplied technological heart of the

The "James Webb" space telescope replaced the successful "Hubble" telescope as the leading observation instrument in space. Thanks to its 6.5m large primary mirror, the new observatory has a much higher sensitivity compared to "Hubble".

The spectral resolution of its instruments allows the analysis of the formation history up to the chemical composition of the observed celestial bodies. Now the launch is imminent.The space observatory has four scientific instruments on board. Two of the instruments, MIRI and NIRSpec, were developed and built in Europe.

HENSOLDT Optronics and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy Heidelberg (MPIA) made key contributions to both instruments with the cryomechanisms and spectrally splitting optics manufactured at HENSOLDT.HENSOLDT's optical filter and grating wheel mechanisms allow the instruments to be configured precisely and reliably for different types of observations.

MPIA was instrumental in their development and testing. For HENSOLDT Optronics and MPIA, the contribution to "James Webb" was a milestone in the successful collaboration in the development of increasingly powerful optical observing instruments.

The most important scientific goal of this mission is to study the "first light" that reaches us from the early universe and will allow conclusions to be drawn about the formation of the first stars, galaxies and planets in the universe. The observations will also provide insights into the formation of stars and planets in our Milky Way.

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be positioned about 1.5 million kilometres from Earth and will orbit the Sun synchronously with Earth. This position in space allows particularly favourable conditions for high-resolution observation in the infrared wavelength range, which is crucial for this mission.

Further reading
HENSOLDT in Space Mission - Short Insight (Interview)
HENSOLDT in Space Mission - Short Insight Interview

HENSOLDT´s heritage in the space business goes right back to the moon landing and Apollo 11. Since then, the company successfully participated in earth observation missions and surveys of Mercury and Jupiter’s icy moons.

At ILA Berlin 2022, our Director of Strategic Business Development Space Evi Aicher looked back at the highlights of our space history and explained the key pillars of our space business. Further reading

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