ABOUT US

OUR INSPIRATION

On Christmas Eve, 1968, astronauts aboard Apollo 8 sent the iconic “Earthrise” image showing Earth rising above the moon. This now world-famous image stands as a symbol of Spaceship Earth and the vulnerability of our planet.

Today, Earth is more fragile than ever before. And yet it remains unique in our wide universe. That’s why we are committed to making a more sustainable world. RFA’s mission is not just to launch into space, but to help provide comprehensive real-time data that targets problems and leads to solutions for our precious planet.

ABOUT US

OUR INSPIRATION

On Christmas Eve, 1968, astronauts aboard Apollo 8 sent the iconic “Earthrise” image showing Earth rising above the moon. This now world-famous image stands as a symbol of Spaceship Earth and the vulnerability of our planet.

Today, Earth is more fragile than ever before. And yet it remains unique in our wide universe. That’s why we are committed to making a more sustainable world. RFA’s mission is not just to launch into space, but to help provide comprehensive real-time data that targets problems and leads to solutions for our precious planet.

OUR TEAM

We are a dedicated team of space enthusiasts and New Space experts. Many core team members have proven track records in the small space launcher industry. Made up of over 40 nationalities, we all have one thing in common: we are passionate about space.

Founded

2018

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OUR STORY

2018
  • Established in 2018 as a corporate spinoff from OHB, via MT Aerospace Holding.
2019
  • Conversion into a public limited company.
  • Stefan Brieschenk and Jörn Spurmann became board members and co-founders.
  • Qualification of upper stage tank and in-house development of turbopump.
2020
  • Secured public funding.
  • Opened test site in Sweden.
  • Commenced final negotiations of the launch sites.
2021
  • 8 seconds hot fire test and qualification of the main engine.
  • Cryogenic pressure test and qualification of the first stage.
2022
  • Won the DLR microlauncher competition.
  • Completed a 74 second hotfire test of the Helix engine in flight configuration without having to replace any components of the engine.
2023
  • Successful upper stage IST hot fire for full flight duration of 280 seconds. Helix engine confirmed ready for flight!

OUR STORY

2018
  • Established in 2018 as a corporate spinoff from OHB, via MT Aerospace Holding.
2019
  • RFA became a public limited company, with Stefan Brieschenk and Jörn Spurmann joining as board members and co-founders. We completed qualification of our upper stage tank and the in-house development of our turbopump.
2020
  • Secured public funding and opened our test site in Sweden. We also commenced final negotiations of our launch sites.
2021
  • We completed an 8 second hot fire test and qualification of the main engine. Plus, the first stage went through a cryogenic pressure test and qualification.
2022
  • Won the DLR microlauncher competition and completed a 74 second hotfire test of the Helix engine in flight configuration.
2023
  • Successful upper stage IST hot fire for full flight duration of 280 seconds. Helix engine confirmed ready for flight!

OUR TEAM

We are a dedicated team of space enthusiasts and New Space experts. Many core team members have proven track records in the small space launcher industry. Made up of over 40 nationalities, we all have one thing in common: we are passionate about space.

Founded

2018

Team Members
0
+
Nationalities
0
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ONE Team.
ONE Goal.
RFA ONE.

Our international colleagues work together across several sites in Germany, Portugal, Sweden and Scotland. We are all working towards the same goal – precise, flexible and low-cost launch services. 

About RFA - Map of Europe showing all the working locations of RFA

Board of Directors

image of Stefan Tweraser

CEO

Stefan Tweraser
image of Jörn Spürmann

CCO

Jörn Spurmann
image of Stefan Brieschenk

COO

Stefan Brieschenk

Board of Directors

image of Stefan Tweraser

CEO

Stefan Tweraser
image of Jörn Spürmann

CCO

Jörn Spurmann
image of Stefan Brieschenk

COO

Stefan Brieschenk

Board of Advisors

CEO | MT AEROSPACE

Hans Steininger

CEO | OHB SE

Marco Fuchs
picture of JJD

CHAIRMAN | RFA

Jean-Jacques Dordain

Board of Advisors

CEO | MT AEROSPACE

Hans Steininger

CEO | OHB SE

Marco Fuchs
picture of JJD

CHAIRMAN | RFA

Jean-Jacques Dordain

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