Tesat-Spacecom looks back on a long and eventful history, which already began in 1949. Although the core business had other priorities at that time, it also has pioneered the field of communications. Here is a list of the stations, until 2001 the confirmation in Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG took place.
AEG Telefunken AG
On March 1st, 1967, the aerospace division with its own development, sales, assembly, and testing departments is founded in Backnang.
AEG Telefunken Nachrichtentechnik GmbH
Transformation of the Backnang division into one limited liability company. AEG-Telefunken retains the majority with 51% company shares and 49% are allotted to a consortium made up of Bosch, Mannesmann, and Allianz.
ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH
In line with AEG-Telefunken's application for a composition its share has been withdrawn by the three co-partners and redistributed with the same ratio as the previous distribution.
Bosch Satcom GmbH
The Bosch aerospace division develops into Bosch SatCom, an independent corporation.
Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG
In November 2001 Bosch SatCom changed its name into Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co.KG and has been acquired by EADS Astrium GmbH in December 2001. Tesat develops into the center of competence for payloads for communication satellites and continues as independently functioning organization.