A total of 23 young women followed the call of the space company to this year's Girls Day
PI1280 – Backnang, 27.04.2017: At 9:30 am, the curious young girls dived, or rather "were lifted", into the world of Tesat-Spacecom - taget destination: Outer Space. An introduction to the product world around and from Tesat by Petra Schumacher, Head of Strategic Management, deepened the understanding of the benefits of space technology. Furthermore she explained to the girls, which value the work from Tesat has for the environment, the nature and the whole world. Shortly thereafter a film presentation and a lecture followed, which took the girls by the hand and drew the big picture.
In the middle of the day, it was enough with the theory: with exciting space experiments supervised and guided by the trainees of Tesat-Spacecom, space travel was experienced live and up close. For a tour through the innermost part of the company, the large group of girls were then divided into several small ones; Supervised by a competent Tesat employee from the respective area. Here, the production areas of the passive components and of the active products, how e.g. amplifiers or modulators are called in space industry, were visited.
At the end of the day the young girls then could ask everything they had in their minds or on their hearts and one could see, how important it was to the supervisors of Tesat to clear up and clarify, take the fear and to encourage them to stand up for their interests and what they want to become later on.
About Tesat: Over the course of five decades, Tesat-Spacecom has developed in-depth expertise in manufacturing of payload equipment for communication satellites and has established itself as a clear European market leader. On its 60,000m² premises in Backnang, Germany, 1,200 employees develop, assemble, integrate, and test systems and equipment for telecommunication via satellite. To date, more than 700 space projects have been completed. The accumulated in orbit lifetime heritage exceeds 250 million hours.
Further information for journalists:
Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co KG
Nina Backes, Communications
Gerberstrasse 49, D-71522 Backnang