Company Profile

OBO SPACE srl is an independent privately held SME providing technical services and products to the space sector in the area of thermal and mechanical engineering for the development of flight hardware.
Founded in 2020, OBO SPACE inherits the experience of its founder Dr. Enrico Friso who worked for almost 15 years as an independent thermal engineer on behalf of prominent European space companies and research institutions for the development of ambitious ESA space missions.
OBO SPACE distinctive competencies are in the area of space thermal control systems with specific strength including:

  • Solid theoretical background on thermal analysis methods for space systems
  • Proficiency and availability of space industry-standard software tools (i.e. ESATAN-TMS)
  • Experience on Thermal Vacuum Test planning, modeling and correlation
  • Extensive heritage of our team gained in numerous space projects including more than 10 ESA missions

We provide high quality thermal and mechanical technical services and products to:

  • industry or research institutions without specifically skilled internal resources
  • companies who need to fulfill project peak loads for short/medium periods
  • new space economy players for Small/Nano satellites development

The unique background of our team in both academic research and space industry ranks OBO SPACE as a suitable partner for the development of both industry-proven or highly innovative solutions for the space market.


Via Pieve Di Cadore 18, 37124 Verona Verona, Italy

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      Via Pieve Di Cadore 18, 37124 Verona Verona, Italy

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      Enrico Friso - CEO & Founder

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    Thermal and Mechanical engineering:

    • Concept design, requirement analysis, trade-off studies
    • Thermal and mechanical system architecture design based on requirements
    • GMM and TMM thermal modeling (ESATAN-TMS)
    • Detailed thermal design including hardware selection and sizing
    • Model order reduction and correlation
    • Thermal Vacuum Testing: planning, prediction, support to execution, model correlation
    • Mechanical design, CAD modeling and drafting (SolidEdge)
    • Structural FE analyses, static and dynamic verifications (Femap/Nastran NX)
    • Multi-disciplinary numerical modeling of physical systems
    • Compliance to ECSS standards
    • High quality technical reporting


    Thermal control hardware design, selection and procurement:

    • MLI, heaters, Peltier/TEC modules, thermal straps, thermal washers
    • thermo-optical coatings
    • thermal radiators

    Mechanical structures design and delivery:

    • payloads for Earth Observation, Telecommunications and Scientific interplanetary missions
    • nano satellite platforms, payloads, subunits
    • on-board electronics, telecom or power units
    • specifically designed space structures and mechanism
    Our Missions & Programmes

    ESA Comet Interceptor; ESA Hera