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  • Small Geostationary Platform product line

    The Small Geostationary Satellite initiative is aimed at the development of a general purpose small geostationary satellite platform which will enable European industry s to compete effectively in the commercial telecom market for small platforms.

  • ESA video shows SmallGEO STM in testing at ESTEC

    Another step has been taken towards making Europe an even more efficient competitor in the global satellite telecommunications market, with the testing of the new SmallGEO satellite platform at ESTEC, ESA's testing centre in the Netherlands.

  • Small GEO satellite platform lands at ESA

    After a careful four-day road trek from Switzerland, the first model of the Small GEO communications satellite platform has arrived at ESA for testing.

  • Satellite reflector bares itself to space

    Two antenna reflectors from Hispasat´s AG1 telecom satellite, built in partnership with ESA, have passed critical acoustic and vibration tests at ESA. One has a unique feature used for the first time on a European commercial satellite.

  • SmallGEO Extension offers further services

    ESA and OHB System AG have signed an extension to the contract for development of the SmallGEO geostationary satellite platform.

  • Hispasat AG1 mission logo unveiled

    Telecom company Hispasat unveiled the official logo yesterday at the Paris Air & Space Show for its new Hispasat Advanced Generation (AG) 1 satellite. Hispasat AG1, due for launch in 2013, is the first satellite to use Europe´s new SmallGEO platform, developed through a public-private partnership between ESA and Germany´s OHB.

  • Workshop on Small GEO Satellite 2006

  • HISPASAT Signs two industrial contracts for the Small GEO mission

    HISPASAT S.A., The Spanish Operator of telecommunications satellites, has signed two contracts that will lead to the development and implementation of the Small GEO Mission as the satellite HISPASAT Advanced Generation (HISPASAT-AG) .

  • ARTES 11 Small Geo Platform subsystem and unit procurement activities - open competition now closed

    In May 2007, ESA and OHB System AG announced to potential suppliers their procurement approach for the Small GEO Platform. The industrial core team formed from OHB System AG (Prime Contractor), LuxSpace S.a.r.L., Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and Oerlikon Space AG are involved with the subsystems and units procurement phase.

  • Small GEO programme moves forward with contract signing

    On November 20th 2008, the European Space Agency (ESA) signed the Small GEO Platform and Small GEO Mission contracts with prime contractors OHB System AG (Germany) and Hispasat S.A. (Spain).