ABOUT US

EARTHRISE

Our inspiration is the iconic image “Earthrise” showing the Earth rising above the Moon, sent to Earth by the astronauts of the Apollo 8 mission on Christmas Eve 1968. They went into space to explore the moon and instead discovered the Earth. The image went around the world and became a symbol of Spaceship Earth and the vulnerability of our planet. Today, more than ever, we need to understand that the Earth is a fragile sphere, unique in the entire universe. That’s why we are committed to a more sustainable world, helping to ensure that humanity can use comprehensive, real-time data from space to target the problems on our precious planet. 

RFA has established a dedicated team of space enthusiasts and NewSpace experts from 30 different nationalities having a demonstrated track record from previous small launch providers.

Founded

2018

Team Members

220

Nationalities

30

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 become board members and co-founders.
  • Qualification of upper stage tank and in-house development of turbopump.
2020
  • Inauguration of test-site & securing public funding. 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
  • A total of 74 seconds of hotfire testing of the Helix engine in flight configuration. Without having to replace any components of the engine.

RFA has established a dedicated team of space enthusiasts and NewSpace experts from 30 different nationalities having a demonstrated track record from previous small launcher projects. 

Founded

2018

Team Members

220

Nationalities

30

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 become board members and co-founders.
  • Qualification of upper stage tank and in-house development of turbopump.
2020
  • Inauguration of test-site & securing public funding. 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
  • A total of 74 seconds of hotfire testing of the Helix engine in flight configuration. Without having to replace any components of the engine.

ONE Team, ONE Goal, RFA ONE

Space enthusiasts from around the world working together in Germany, Portugal and Sweden for the same goal – precise, flexible and low-cost launch services.

Board of Directors

CEO

Stefan Tweraser

CCO

Jörn Spurmann

COO

Stefan Brieschenk

Board of Directors

CEO

Stefan Tweraser

CCO

Jörn Spurmann

COO

Stefan Brieschenk

Board of Advisors

CEO | MT AEROSPACE

Hans Steininger

CEO | OHB SE

Marco Fuchs

CHAIRMAN | RFA

Jean-Jacques Dordain

Board of Advisors

CEO | MT AEROSPACE

Hans Steininger

CEO | OHB SE

Marco Fuchs

CHAIRMAN | RFA

Jean-Jacques Dordain

This is RFA

Christmas discount

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Christmas discount

Use the code “RFAchristmas” to save 12% on selected products in our Merchstore.

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