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ATC Space attended the 5th year of the Czech Space Week exhibition held in November 2022
15th December 2022
The CzechInvest agency held the traditional exhibition of space activities at the end of November 2022, newly in the Prague Congress Centre. ATC Space was one of the main sponsors of the event and had its own stand with its products. The multi-day exhibition attracted the broad professional community and international experts in space activities.
19th October 2022 / FILMpro Television
ATC Space sponsored a sports event called Běh Rajským údolím, which took place on 24th September 2022 in Braníčkov in the Klatovy District.
The 2nd year of the public running event took place in the Šumava foothills on a sunny day and the participants rated the races positively.
Video link: Invitation to Běh Rajským údolím 2022
23rd April 2022 / iDNES
The Amazon Company will use the products of the Klatovy-based ATC Space s.r.o., built into the Ariane 6 space rocket, to build its own Kuiper satellite network.
ATC Space representatives attended the Czech Space Week 2021 exhibition
11th November 2021
On 11th November 2021, ATC Space representatives attended an exhibition of space activities of the Czech Republic known as Czech Space Week 2021. The exhibition was held at the Passage hotel in Brno and ATC Space shared a stand with OHB Czechspace.
7th August 2021 / iDNES
The main Czech component for the new Ariane 6 space rocket has completed its first series of tests to verify its rigidity. Technicians at the Prague Aerospace Research Centre (VZLÚ) have verified that the lower part of the auxiliary engines constructed by ATC Space in Klatovy can support the weight of the entire more than 60 metres long rocket. If the device also passes the test simulating flight loads, it will be launched into space in the middle of the next year.
1st July 2021 / VZLÚ… partner of the aerospace industry (vzlu.cz)
Tests of the lower support structure housing the booster for the Ariane 6 space rocket have begun at the Aerospace Research Centre (VZLÚ). The lower support structure has two main functions: it supports the rocket’s own weight before launch and transfers the booster thrust to the main body of the rocket during flight. That is why the lower support structure must be extremely robust to support the weight of the entire rocket. It is therefore a very important structural element in terms of static load capacity. In a configuration with four auxiliary engines, the entire Ariane 6 rocket can weigh up to 860 tonnes and reach a height of 63 metres. Depending on the orbit, the rocket can carry up to 11.5 tonnes of payload. At VZLÚ, the rigidity and load capacity of the part, which was manufactured by ATC Space and designed by MT Aerospace Augsburg, is being tested in a specially built test facility.
20 November 2020 / Forbes
Flying into space did not end for us with Vladimír Remek being sent into orbit. The space industry is well developed in our country and there are two internationally prominent players in the Czech market: OHB Czechspace and ATC Space, contributing, among other things, to the construction of the Ariane 6 launch vehicle, which is being developed by the European Space Agency (ESA).
11 November 2020 / Czech Space Week 2020
An online lecture of the second of the main partners of this year’s Czech Space Week took place on Tuesday, 10 November, from 7 pm as part of the “Český kosmický průmysl” (Czech Space Industry) series. The lecture, which was created in cooperation with the partner company ATC Space, was given by Pavel Dobeš, CEO of both companies, and Aleš Homolka, COO of ATC Space.
The last set of parts for the first launch of the new European rocket Ariane 6 is heading from the Czech Republic for final assembly
13 August 2020 / Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic
This week, the last set of parts for the new generation of European launch vehicles Ariane 6 is leaving the Czech Republic. It is heading to Augsburg for the application of thermal protection, then to Bordeaux for the installation of electronics, and finally to French Guiana for final assembly and launch into space. This is the largest flight hardware ever produced in the Czech Republic and also the largest business opportunity in the field of space activities. Once serial production begins, it will result in hundreds of millions of CZK in turnover.
5 February 2020 / Magazine “Letectví+kosmonautika” 2/2020
ATC Space participates in the production of the new generation of the European rocket Ariane. It supplies parts and assemblies for booster engines. This production has led to the establishment of a factory of the twenty-first century.
1 November 2019 / deník.cz
Thanks to ATC Space, the Czech Republic will participate in the production of the ARIANE 6 launch vehicle. The manufacturer of parts for the space industry today opened a new plant in Klatovy for 19 million euro, which will employ up to 60 workers. As the Minister of Transport, Vladimír Kremlík, told reporters at the opening, the plant will be producing for 20 to 30 years, depending on how the space programme and the development of this rocket will continue. The ministry supports these activities, and a few weeks ago the government approved a space programme until 2025.
The Czechs will manufacture and test parts for a European spacecraft.Nobody in the world makes what we make, says the manager of Aerotech
7 November 2018 / Hospodářské noviny
In two years, the European rocket Ariane 6 will launch into space for the first time, with the Czech flag on its body. Some parts of the spacecraft will be manufactured and tested in the Czech Republic. In the previous version of the rocket, Ariane 5, which carries satellites into orbit under the auspices of the European Space Agency, the Czechs only contributed with minor assembly of some parts. The assembly was performed by Aerotech Czech based in Klatovy.
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