“DSI Aero­space quick­ly evolved from a uni­ver­si­ty Spin-Off into an esteemed SME with impres­sive her­itage in aero­space elec­tron­ics sat­is­fy­ing the needs of cus­tomers world­wide.”

Har­ald Micha­lik
Founder and Share­hold­er



In 1997, DSI Dig­i­tal Sig­nal Pro­cess­ing Sys­tems & Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy GmbH was found­ed by Prof. Har­ald Micha­lik and Prof. Las­z­lo Hin­senkamp as a spin-off of the Hochschule Bre­men. Orig­i­nal­ly sit­u­at­ed on top of the Hochschule Bre­men in Neustadtswall, the com­pa­ny began its jour­ney.


First space Project

The year 1999 marked an impor­tant mile­stone as DSI embarked on its first space project, col­lab­o­rat­ing with OHB on the KOMPSAT2 Cryp­to and For­mat­ting Board. This suc­cess was fol­lowed by the devel­op­ment of Cryp­to Boards for SARLupe in 2002.


New Headquarters

In 2003, DSI relo­cat­ed its head­quar­ters from Neustadtswall to Hochschule Bre­men at the Air­port, expand­ing its oper­a­tions and secur­ing sig­nif­i­cant con­tracts. Notably, DSI part­nered with OHB in 2008 and 2009 to devel­op and man­u­fac­ture two elec­tron­ic box­es, EnMAP DSHA & ICPU.


New Headquarters

In 2007, DSI moved once again, set­tling at its cur­rent address on Otto-Lilien­thal-Str. 1, mark­ing a sig­nif­i­cant step in its expan­sion and growth.


First box-level Export Project

The year 2010 brought new achieve­ments for DSI, includ­ing its first box-lev­el export project, the Gök­Türk SDCU‑A, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with TÜBITAK. Addi­tion­al­ly, DSI became a sub­con­trac­tor for its first ESA board-lev­el project, the Proba‑V DHU, in part­ner­ship with OIP.


First ESA Science Mission

2012 proved to be a ground­break­ing year as DSI par­tic­i­pat­ed in its first ESA Sci­ence Mis­sion project. The com­pa­ny played a cru­cial role in the devel­op­ment of Exo­Mars Orbiter MMU Boards in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Crisa/Airbus. Fur­ther­more, DSI joined forces with DLR for the first aster­oid lan­der mis­sion, MASCOT OBC.


Direct Prime Contractor for JUICE SSMM

DSI con­tin­ued to flour­ish in 2015 when it became a direct prime con­trac­tor for an ESA board-lev­el project, the JUICE SSMM, in part­ner­ship with Beyond Grav­i­ty. The same year, DSI secured anoth­er direct prime con­trac­tor role, this time for an ESA box-lev­el project, the MetOP-SG CDPU, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Air­bus.


First branch office in Braunschweig

In 2016, DSI opened a branch office in Braun­schweig, fur­ther expand­ing its region­al pres­ence. This peri­od also marked a sig­nif­i­cant tran­si­tion for the com­pa­ny as it adopt­ed a hold­ing struc­ture and under­went a renam­ing process, becom­ing DSI Aero­space Tech­nolo­gie GmbH.


First mass-produced products

The year 2017 wit­nessed anoth­er mile­stone as DSI intro­duced its first mass-pro­duced prod­ucts for South Korea. Through col­lab­o­ra­tion with KARI, DSI devel­oped the KompSat‑7, Komp­Sat-7A, and EOIR­Sat. Addi­tion­al­ly, DSI’s rep­u­ta­tion grew with the suc­cess­ful bids for con­tracts in mul­ti­ple Coper­ni­cus mis­sions, secur­ing 5 out of 6 projects relat­ed to mass mem­o­ry and instru­ment con­trol units in 2019 (on-board CRISTAL, LSTM, CIMR, CHIME & CO2M).


Space Weather missions

In 2020, DSI expand­ed its hori­zons by ven­tur­ing into space weath­er mis­sions. The com­pa­ny col­lab­o­rat­ed with Red­wire Space on the HERA MMU project. Fur­ther­more, DSI played a cru­cial role in the first manned space mis­sion, the I‑HAB MMS, part­ner­ing with TAS.


New Branch office in Braunschweig

Rec­og­niz­ing the impor­tance of region­al pres­ence, DSI opened a new branch office in Braun­schweig on Hans-Som­mer-Str. in 2021, strength­en­ing its local oper­a­tions.


First Space Safety mission and Renaming

Look­ing towards the future, DSI embraced its first space safe­ty mis­sion, the Clearspace‑1 OBC, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Clear­space in 2023. As part of its ongo­ing evo­lu­tion and growth, the com­pa­ny under­went anoth­er renam­ing process, now oper­at­ing as DSI Aero­space GmbH.

In addi­tion to its sig­nif­i­cant mile­stones, DSI wit­nessed the found­ing of EHC Ven­tures GmbH in an excit­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion between Har­ald Micha­lik, Chris­t­ian Dierk­er, and Elias Hashem. EHC Ven­tures GmbH acquired the shares of DSI Aero­space GmbH from the pre­vi­ous share­hold­er.

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