Atlas Air Service is one of the largest full-service providers for business aviation in Europe. Established in 1970 as a family-owned business at Ganderkesee Airfield in Lower Saxony, the company is now present at five locations (Bremen, Ganderkesee, Stuttgart, Augsburg, Altenrhein in Switzerland) with 280 employees.

We sell and broker pre-owned aircraft from manufacturers such as Cessna Citation, Beechcraft, Embraer Executive Jets, Gulfstream Aerospace, Cirrus Aircraft Corporation, and Daher Socata, offering comprehensive maintenance and special mission modifications.

Operating a fleet of 12 aircraft, we provide private charter flights within Europe and conduct research flight operations.

CAE is a high technology company, at the leading edge of digital immersion, providing solutions to make the world a safer place. Backed by a record of more than 75 years of industry firsts, we continue to reimagine the customer experience and revolutionize training and operational support solutions in civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare. We are the partner of choice to customers worldwide who operate in complex, high-stakes and largely regulated environments, where successful outcomes are critical. As a testament to our customers’ ongoing needs for our solutions, over 60 percent of CAE’s revenue is recurring in nature. We have the broadest global presence in our industry, with approximately 13,000 employees, 180 sites and training locations in over 35 countries.

OHB SE is one of the leading providers of aerospace systems in Europe. With over 3,000 highly qualified employees at 14 locations in 10 countries, the OHB Group is excellently positioned for international competition. OHB is divided into three business areas: Space Systems – focusing on the development and manufacturing of satellite systems, instruments, and payloads. In the second area, Aerospace, structural components and tanks for aerospace are produced. The third area, DIGITAL, establishes the connection between space and ground, including in the fields of maritime and rail logistics, procurement of rocket launches, and the provision of IT services.

OKAPI:Orbits GmbH is a startup in the field of space-tech and a spin-off of the Institute of Space Systems at the Technical University of Braunschweig. The goal is to make satellite missions more sustainable and cost-effective through Space Situational Awareness (SSA) as a service solution. The idea focuses on the needs of the emerging commercial space market, especially the so-called NewSpace market. With the software, customers are able to monitor their satellites (constellations) in orbit and protect them from potential collisions with other objects (e.g. space debris).
The scalable business model is based on a software platform with functional modules, which are provided via a web interface and REST APIs and can be integrated into existing customer systems. In contrast to competing software, the software uses stream processing for more efficient and flexible processing of large, constantly incoming data volumes (e.g. from different observing sensors). The software can be used to support mission planning and ensures compliance with all relevant industry standards.
OKAPI:Orbits was founded in November 2018 after several years of development and since then offers its services to international customers. Various reference customers and co-creation partners from targeted market segments have already been acquired. Today, more than 100 satellites are part of the platform.
In addition, OKAPI:Orbits also focuses on project productions for the European Space Agency, which will serve the progress in product development and to establish a standing as a reliable partner on the international, governmental and administrative level.
In the beginning of 2022 EUR 5.5 million were raised during the seed investment round to enable international market penetration and the completion of the next software functions.


The German CanSat competition has been held annually since 2014. The competition is supported by companies and institutions from the aerospace industry. The highlight is the launch campaign at the end of each competition. Teams gather in Bremen, the “City of Space,” for five days to present their CanSats to the jury and launch them into the sky with a rocket. In addition, participants get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Bremen’s space institutions during the week. The winning team is invited by the European Space Agency (ESA) for a visit to ESTEC.

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