European Industry Contribution to a Lunar Orbital Platform

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 16:30 – 17:30

Location: Bremen Conference Center – DLR Hall


The next step in human spaceflight could be the establishment of a human presence in cislunar space through the operations and the deployment of a Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway. This gateway would be central to advancing and sustaining human space exploration, and would be the unifying single stepping off point in architecture for human cislunar operations, lunar surface access and missions to Mars. Airbus is working for the European Space Agency on two studies for this programme. This industrial framework will be introduced and discussed with the audience during this Global Network Forum (GNF).

Organized by:
Airbus Defence and Space


Detlef Wilde

Program Manager for Suborbital Missions,

Airbus Defence and Space,




Full Bio

Detlef Wilde is an experienced space systems engineer working at Airbus Space Systems as a programme manager for Suborbital Rockets and the project manager for the Lunar Orbital Platform Habitat study. In previous positions, he managed Robotics Engineering, GNC and Functional Avionics programmes as well as ISS Exploration projects.