News Archive

2020 March 24 : We are still available through tough times › vH&S is at your service!
vH&S contributes to the containment of the pandemic and keeps the business going as good as possible. Read More ›

2020 March 11 : ICARUS › ICARUS Aboard the ISS
ICARUS put into nominal operation aboard the ISS. Read More ›

2020 February 20 : Our contribution to METimage › METI XSB EQM delivered
Delivery of the EQM hardware has taken place! Read More ›

2020 February 17 : Jobs for Future 2020 › vH&S booth on job fair "Jobs for Future 2020"
vH&S wants to say thanks to all visitor at the Jobs for Future 2020 in Mannheim. Read More ›

2020 January 16 : NASA WFirst CGI › vH&S part of NASA WFirst Mission
vH&S got contracted by Max Plank Institute for Astronomy for the NASA WFIRST mission. Read More ›

2019 December 18 : EPDP › PDR held successful
vH&S held successful the EPDP PDR milestone with our colleagues from CAU, OHB and ESA. Read More ›

2018 December 20 : Euclid NISP NI-CU › NI-CU Flight Model successfully integrated
NISP Calibration Unit ready for launch - Dec 2018: vHS developed the LED calibration unit (NI-CU) for the Near Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP) instrument for the ESA Euclid Mission. The Flight Model was delivered at the mid of last year and has now been integrated into the NISP Instrument. Read More ›

2018 May 01 : Two PMWE launches with CONE4 on board › Successful PMWE campaign
Two launches of our CONE4 hardware in the course of IAP Kühlungsborn’s PMWE campaign took place during the last month. Read More ›

2018 April 09 : Launch preparations for CONE campaign successful › CONE4 ready for launch
Launch preparations for the next CONE4 campaign organised by IAP Kühlungsborn have been finalised during the last days at the Andøya Space Center’s rocket range in northern Norway. Read More ›

2018 February 13 : ICARUS on its way to the ISS › ICARUS goes ISS
2017 October 23 : Space Tech Expo Europe 2017
October 2017: We are looking forward to meet you at our booth / H70. Read More ›

2016 September 28 : Rosetta News › Farewell COSIMA, Farewell ROSETTA!
The end of an era - After over 1.5 years of collecting dust COSIMA was shut down on 27.09.2016, as ROSETTA was on its final way down to the comet. Read More ›

2016 June 01 : Euclid NISP NI-CU › NI-CU Structural Model successfully integrated
First deliverable model of the NISP Calibration at its destination - May 2016: vHS is currently developing the LED calibration unit (NI-CU) for the Near Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP) instrument for the ESA Euclid Mission. The Structural Thermal Model was delivered at the end of last year and has now been integrated into the NISP Development Model. Read More ›

2015 December 05 : Lisa Pathfinder › Now operating in space: vH&S Command and Telemetry Interface card on-board Lisa Pathfinder!
On the 3 December 2015, a Vega rocket from Kourou, French Guiana was launched carrying ESA’s Lisa Pathfinder satellite. The satellite, a technology demonstrator for a future gravitational wave observatory mission, carries a Command & Telemetry Interface (CTI) card designed and built by vH&S to be part of the Charge Management System (CMS) for the Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London. Read More ›

2015 November 20 : Looking back at successful four days › Space Tech Expo Europe 2015
Back from Bremen - November 2015: After 4 exciting days at the Space Tech Expo our Team is back. We want to thank everybody who visited us for the interesting and fruitful meetings. Read More ›

2015 November 05 : Another vH&S development arrived in space › PK4HV/ISS
November 2014: After a successful launch of Progress 57 on 30.10.2014, the high voltage current source PK4HV, built by vH&S for the PK4 experiment, arrived at the ISS (International Space Station). Read More ›

2015 March 20 : Another succesfull rocket mission › WADIS-2 with CONE-FM3 launched
March 2015: Within the atmospheric research campaign WADIS-2, a sounding rocket with two CONE-FM3 electronics built by vH&S has been successfully launched on 5.3.2015 2:44 am from the Andoya rocket range. Read More ›

2015 March 20 : Rocket science is our business › Sounding rockets with electronics from vH&S launched successfully from Alaska
January 2015: The American space agency NASA has successfully launched four sounding rockets from Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska. Read More ›

2015 January 10 : Rosetta News › More infos from COSIMA on ESA blog
January 2015: ESA published new COSIMA findings on their ROSETTA blog Read More ›

2014 November 30 : Rosetta News › CASSE records sound of Philae's touchdown at Comet 67P
ESA today released a soundfile created by our CASSE instrument Read More ›

2014 November 20 : Rosetta News › CASSE confirms Philae's touchdown at Comet 67P
The 12th and 13th November 2014 were especially interesting days for everyone at von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH (vH&S). We were awaiting, with bated breath, the touchdown of the landing robot Philae, part of the ESA Rosetta mission, on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko or “Chury” as some like to call it. Read More ›

2014 October 29 : Rosetta News › COSIMA successfully analyses dust grain
COSIMA, developed by von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH detected the first traces of sodium and magnesium Read More ›

2014 July 10 : › Wir trauern
2014 June 15 : CIDA News › CIDA at the 62nd American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference
NASA is exhibiting the CIDA engineering model at the 62nd American Society for Mass Spectrometry conference. Read More ›

2014 June 10 : Rosetta News › COSIMA at the ESA Industry Space Days
vH&S had a booth at the ESA Industry Space Days in Noordwijk, 3th and 4th June 2014, exhibiting the COSIMA Mass Spectrometer. Read More ›

2014 May 15 : Rosetta News › COSIMA at ILA 2014
This is the Rosetta year! von Hoerner & Sulger supported the BDLI space pavillion at the Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrt Austellung Berlin (ILA) by exhibiting the COSIMA Mass Spectrometer for the Rosetta Mission. Read More ›

2013 November 30 : Rovers & robots › Dr. Sabine Klinkner (vH&S) is member of the SpaceBot Cup jury
Dr. Sabine Klinkner (vH&S) and her four jury-colleagues judged the ability of 10 teams to build robots & rovers for space applications. - November 2013: For the first time a national space robotic competition took place. The SpaceBot Cup was arranged by the DLR space administration funded by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi). Read More ›

2013 June 30 : Company News › Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for Dr. Hanna von Hoerner
- June 2013: Dr. Hanna von Hoerner was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Dr. Nils Schmid (vize head of government of Baden-Württemberg). Read More ›

2012 September 30 : Rovers & robots › vH&S with Solero and Nanokhod at ILA 2012
With the ILA 2012 for the first time at the new location Berlin Airport von Hoerner & Sulger supported the BDLI space pavillion by exhibiting the space rovers SOLERO and NANOKHOD. Read More ›

2010 December 03 : Company News › vH&S space instruments as guest at BMWi
COSIMA and SOLERO have been part of the space exhibition within the framework of “Vorstellung der Raumfahrtstrategie der Bundesregierung” on 1st of December 2010 in Berlin at BMWi. Read More ›

2009 April 25 : Company News › State Award 2009
Günther H. Oettinger, Secretary of State Baden-Württemberg, handed Dr. Hanna von Hoerner the State Award for conspicuous service. Read More ›

2008 September 15 : Rosetta News › COSIMA's flyby at the Šteins asteroid
The most recent dust spectrometer COSIMA, launched in March 2004 will carry out its main analysis when reaching the orbit of the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in May 2014. In September 2008 it will still expose a target for dust collection during the flyby at the Šteins asteroid. Read More ›

2007 August 10 : Rocket News › ECOMA launched
ECOMA consists of a set of three instruments built by vH&S. Since August 2007 they have been launched successfully and investigated the properties of meteoric smoke particles in the upper mesosphere. Read More ›

2007 August 10 : Successful launch › TWINS-A launched
The first of the two TWINS satellites, TWINS-A, with the LAD FM1 built by vH&S onboard, has been successfully launched into space from Vandenverg AFB, California at 28 June 2006. Read More ›

2006 January 26 : ISS News › ROKVISS mounted
The ROKVISS camera system has been mounted on the International Space Station ISS. Read More ›

2004 December 01 : Company News › Dr. Hanna von Hoerner featured by TV spot
Our Director Dr. Hanna von Hoerner has been featured by Baden-Würtemberg’s famous TV spot series. Read More ›

2004 February 26 : Rosetta News › ROSETTA scheduled for launch
ESA spacecraft ROSETTA with our mass spectrometer COSIMA on board is scheduled for launch from CSG, Kourou, French Guyana. Read More ›

2004 January 02 : On track › Stardust
NASA spacecraft Stardust with our mass spectrometer CIDA on board will arrive at comet Wild II. Read More ›

2003 April 12 : Company News › EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly
Company vH&S was present at the EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, 6-11 April 2003 in Nice/France, with 3 oral presentations and 3 posters. Read More ›

2003 March 15 : Company News › 'Sind wir allein?' SETI und das Leben im All
The book “Sind wir allein? SETI und das Leben im All” by Sebastian von Hoerner has been released. Read More ›

2003 January 30 : Company News › Financial Times Deutschland Article
- 30 Jan. 2003: The Financial Times Deutschland has featured our Managing Director and CEO, Hanna von Hoerner. Read More ›

2003 January 14 : Rosetta News › ROSETTA launch postponed
14 Jan. 2003: The ROSETTA launch, with our COSIMA experiment onboard, has been postponed due to difficulties with the launcher. Further news can be found at the ROSETTA and Arianespace homepages. Read More ›