SOLNA, Sweden (Swedish Space Agency PR) — As a direct result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Swedish Space Agency earlier this year suspended plans to launch the Swedish research satellite Mats (Mesospheric Airglow / Aerosol Tomography and Spectroscopy) with a Russian launch vehicle. A new agreement has now been concluded between the main contractor, OHB Sweden AB, and American Rocket Lab for the launch of the Mats satellite from Rocket Lab’s launch base in New Zealand.
Fourth quarter, October-December 2021 (compared with October-December 2020)
Net sales increased 116% to SEK 62.1 M (28.7)
· Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to SEK -1.0 M (-10.9) and to 0.0 M (-1.6) excluding non-recurring personnel costs of -1.0 M (-1.7) and acquisition costs of 0 M (-7.6)
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) amounted to SEK -8.0 M (-13.2)
The loss after tax was SEK -8.3 M (-13.4)
Basic and diluted earnings per share amounted to SEK -0.04 (-0.14)
Cash flow from operating activities totalled SEK -1.7 (-11.7)
The order backlog increased 161% to SEK 407.2 M (156.3)
AUGSBURG, Germany (OHB PR) — OHB Sweden, a subsidiary of the space and technology group OHB SE, has signed a launch service contract with Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA) for a mission planned for mid-2024.
PARIS (ESA PR) — With the need for satellite data to be received more frequently for faster weather forecasting updates in the Arctic, ESA has signed a contract with OHB Sweden to a build prototype satellite for the Arctic Weather Satellite mission.