ABOUT US

EARTHRISE

Our inspiration is the iconic picture “Earthrise”, which shows the Earth rising above the moon, and was sent to Earth by the astronauts of the Apollo 8 mission on Christmas Eve 1968. They flew into space in order to explore the moon, and instead they discovered the Earth. The picture went around the world and became a symbol for spaceship Earth and the vulnerability of our planet. Many people saw the earth as a fragile sphere shrouded in its atmosphere, traversing the cosmos all alone, and it dawned on them: The unsustainable exploitation and threat to this world’s resources must be stopped. In order to achieve this, humanity needs a more comprehensive under-standing and data connectivity of the Earth.

Board of Directors

CCO   

Jörn Spurmann

COO   

Dr. Stefan Brieschenk

Board of Directors

CCO   

Jörn Spurmann

COO   

Dr. Stefan Brieschenk

Management

Board of Advisors

CCO   

Jörn Spurmann

COO   

Dr. Stefan Brieschenk

Board of Directors

Hans Steininger

CEO I MT AEROSPACE

Marco Fuchs

CEO I OHB SE

Jean-Jacques Dordain

CHAIRMAN I RFA

Board of Advisors

Hans Steininger

CEO I MT AEROSPACE

Marco Fuchs

CEO I OHB SE

Jean-Jacques Dordain

CHAIRMAN I RFA

Board of Advisors

RFA established a dedicated team of space enthusiasts and NewSpace experts from 24 different nationalities having a demonstrated track record from previous small launcher projects. 

Founded

2018

Team Members

85

Nationalities

24

Our Story

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Founded as an independent company with own facility and full private invest via OHB SE & Apollo Capital Partners

Inauguration of Test-site & securing public funding. Final negotiation to launch sites.

Main Engine hot fire test and qualification. Orbital stage qualification. 

RFA ONE maiden flight

Qualification of upper stage tank and in-house development of turbopump.

RFA established a dedicated team of space enthusiasts and NewSpace experts from 24 different nationalities having a demonstrated track record from previous small launcher projects.

Founded

2018

Team Members

85

Nationalities

24

Our Story

Our Values

Our Values

Beating from everywhere

Beating from everywhere