In doing so, the specialised company for systems and software in the fields of space science, earth observation, navigation and telecommunication strengthens its presence in the Southern German area. The new, additional, premises will provide a prime vantage point for the expansion of VCS space activities.
“Oberpfaffenhofen is a major location for the German space industry. Two important ground segment sites, the Columbus Control Centre for the International Space Station and the European Galileo Ground Control Segment are situated there. Both already feature deployments of VCS solutions and so an obvious target for us to strengthen our on-site presence for VCS customers and Partners”, says Dr. Horst Wulf, Director of the VCS SpaceCom Division.
As an important partner of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for the Columbus Control Centre, VCS Aktiengesellschaft has operated in Oberpfaffenhofen for many years. VCS solutions are providing monitoring, control and configuration functions for the world-wide distributed Columbus ground segment and for several elements of the Galileo ground segment. With future long-time operations of Galileo, and further space activities planned nearby, there is increased demand for a permanent VCS presence in Oberpfaffenhofen in order to offer the full range of VCS services. This represents a consistent step towards improved customer care in the Southern German area.
The new office is situated in the area of the “Sonderflughafen Oberpfaffenhofen”, initially in Buliding No. 334. However, the office will move into the nearby “Aerospace & Technology Center”, as soon as the construction work is completed. The technology centre, specifically for companies in the fields of aerospace, satellite navigation and automotive engineering, will provide a stimulating business environment for all companies involved.
Since 1981, VCS Aktiengesellschaft has operated successfully as an experienced and reliable partner in the high-tech niche markets of Space Systems, and Media Broadcasting. VCS has established a leading position as a highly-skilled expert for mission-critical software and now has more than 150 customers in over 60 countries. Companies, space agencies and public authorities around the world rely on solutions from VCS. The company employs approx. 158 people, with offices in Bochum, Darmstadt and Oberpfaffenhofen and is a wholly-owned subsidary of SciSys plc.
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