Baden-Württemberg is known as a major location for space technology. At the Friedrichshafen (Lake Constance) site, complete satellites and probes in the field of science, terrestrial observation, communications and navigation, as well as instruments and sensors are built, and for many years, the Southwest of Germany has offered systems manufacturers of the space sector a tried-and-tested network of specialists in sub-systems and components.


Baden-Württemberg owes a considerable part of its world wide reputation in aerospace to its universities and research centres. More than 35 % of all German students in aerospace technology choose Stuttgart as the place to take up their subject.


The strong scientific and economic competence Baden-Württemberg has developed in satellite navigation, space communications and geo-information is now being brought into a large number of applications which will no doubt benefit the whole economy and the public sector in the long term.

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