Rocket Factory Augsburg and SENER Aeroespacial sign launch service agreement

Rocket Factory Augsburg and SENER Aeroespacial sign launch service agreement Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 26, 2021 – SENER Aeroespacial and Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA) have agreed on a launch service contract. As a result, SENER Aeroespacial will launch its E.T.PACK technology demonstrator with the RFA ONE micro launcher. SENER Aeroespacial will launch its… Continue reading Rocket Factory Augsburg and SENER Aeroespacial sign launch service agreement

CST and RFA to offer unique orbits with new partnership

CST and RFA to offer unique orbits with new partnership Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 25, 2021 – German-based launch service provider Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) and UK-based launch broker Commercial Space Technologies (CST) have solidified their partnership with an MoU. Both CST, the world’s longest-standing launch broker, and RFA, Europe’s technology leader for launch… Continue reading CST and RFA to offer unique orbits with new partnership

Dr. Stefan Tweraser becomes new CEO of Rocket Factory Augsburg

Dr. Stefan Tweraser becomes new CEO of Rocket Factory Augsburg Augsburg, 22.10.2021 – Dr. Stefan Tweraser is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA) as of October 1st 2021. The 51-year-old Austrian will support RFA in further driving the company’s growth.   Previously, Stefan Tweraser was responsible for the DACH… Continue reading Dr. Stefan Tweraser becomes new CEO of Rocket Factory Augsburg

RFA hosts panel of space industry experts discussing staged combustion

RFA hosts panel of space industry experts discussing staged combustion. Augsburg, 15.09.2021 – Last Monday the Rocket Factory Augsburg hosted an event on the importance of rocket engines with staged combustion for European space travel. After a short introduction movie and keynotes by the two co-founders Jörn Spurmann and Dr. Stefan Brieschenk, the highlight of… Continue reading RFA hosts panel of space industry experts discussing staged combustion

RFA engine reaches next milestone

RFA engine reaches next milestone. Launch service provider RFA tests its staged combustion engine for the first time for eight seconds, confirming its technology leadership in new-space launch vehicles Augsburg, Germany – 23th July 2021 – Launch service provider Rocket Factory Augsburg AG has successfully tested its entire engine with staged combustion over eight seconds.… Continue reading RFA engine reaches next milestone

RFA expands to Portugal to press ahead launcher development

RFA expands to Portugal to press ahead launcher development. Inauguration of RFA Portugal offices in Matosinhos and signature of agreement with AICEP with Jorge Cabral (CEiiA), Francisca Guedes de Oliveira (AICEP), and Jörn Spurmann (RFA) Augsburg, Germany – June 30  , 2021 – RFA Portugal Unipessoal LDA, a subsidiary of Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA),… Continue reading RFA expands to Portugal to press ahead launcher development

RFA successfully tests full-scale staged combustion engine

RFA successfully tests full-scale staged combustion engine. Launch service provider RFA fires full-scale staged combustion engine for first time in Europe and secures its position as technological leader in the new space launch vehicle domain. Augsburg, Germany, 21.06.2021 Launch service provider Rocket Factory Augsburg has demonstrated its technological leadership with its successful firing tests of… Continue reading RFA successfully tests full-scale staged combustion engine

Rocket Factory Augsburg secures launch site in Andøya, Norway

Artist's view of a RFA One smallsat launch vehicle lifts-off from Andøya under the northern lights.

Rocket Factory Augsburg secures launch site in Andøya, Norway. Next to RFA ONE’s maiden flight, the site will host more missions beyond 2023 Augsburg, 28.04.2021 Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) has signed a contract with Norway’s Andøya Space, securing one of the most coveted launch sites in Europe.   “This agreement secures launch capacity to cover… Continue reading Rocket Factory Augsburg secures launch site in Andøya, Norway

Rocket Factory Augsburg signs further launch contracts.

Rocket Factory Augsburg signs further launch contracts. OHB Cosmos and LuxSpace select RFA ONE for dedicated launches in 2024 and 2025.   Augsburg, Germany – April 27, 2021 – OHB Cosmos International Launch Services GmbH, a company of OHB SE’s newly established business segment OHB DIGITAL, as well as LuxSpace, the group’s Luxembourg-based satellite manufacturer,… Continue reading Rocket Factory Augsburg signs further launch contracts.

RFA Portugal is awarded a contract to develop and qualify launcher structures with CEiiA aiming for series production

RFA Portugal is awarded a contract to develop and qualify launcher structures with CEiiA aiming for series production Marco Fuchs announces agreement with Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister for the Economy and Prof. Heitor, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education in Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal – April 23, 2021 – Rocket Factory Portugal LDA Unipessoal, a… Continue reading RFA Portugal is awarded a contract to develop and qualify launcher structures with CEiiA aiming for series production

OHB Sweden Signs Launch Service Agreement with Rocket Factory Augsburg

OHB Sweden Signs Launch Service Agreement with Rocket Factory Augsburg Rocket Factory selected for the dedicated launch of a commercial mission Augsburg, Germany – March 31st, 2021 – OHB Sweden AB, subsidiary of space and technology group OHB SE, signed a contract for a dedicated launch with Germany-based launch service provider, Rocket Factory Augsburg AG… Continue reading OHB Sweden Signs Launch Service Agreement with Rocket Factory Augsburg

ESA-Generaldirektor Aschbacher kündigt neue Leuchtturm-Programme für die europäische Raumfahrt an

ESA-Generaldirektor Aschbacher kündigt neue Leuchtturm-Programme für die europäische Raumfahrt an Der neue ESA-Chef Josef Aschbacher wird in Kürze seine Agenda 2025 vorstellen / Bayerns Ministerpräsident Söder wirft Kritikern der bayerischen Raumfahrtinitiative „Bavaria One“ Ahnungslosigkeit vor / Online-Veranstaltung der Rocket Factory zur Eröffnung der neuen Produktionsanlagen in Augsburg Augsburg, 30.03.2021 – Bei einer im Internet übertragenen Onlineveranstaltung… Continue reading ESA-Generaldirektor Aschbacher kündigt neue Leuchtturm-Programme für die europäische Raumfahrt an

ESA commissions RFA-lead OHB consortium with study on the future of European space transportion.

ESA commissions RFA-lead OHB consortium with study on the future of European space transportation Start-up Rocket Factory Augsburg playing a leading role Augsburg, Bremen, March 11, 2021 – Rocket Factory Augsburg AG, a subsidiary of space and high-tech group OHB SE, has been commissioned by the European Space Agency ESA to conduct a study on… Continue reading ESA commissions RFA-lead OHB consortium with study on the future of European space transportion.

Rocket Factory receives Portuguese support to extend ESA Boost! contract

Rocket Factory receives Portuguese support to extend ESA Boost! contract. Rocket Factory solidifies leadership position in European launcher industry with great support from the Portuguese Space Agency Augsburg, Germany, 12.02.2021 – Rocket Factory Augsburg AG, a Germany-based commercial launch service provider, is extending its contract in Boost! – ESA’s Commercial Space Transportation Services and Support… Continue reading Rocket Factory receives Portuguese support to extend ESA Boost! contract

German Microlauncher start-up Rocket Factory announces unrivalled low price of EUR 3 million per rocket launch

German Microlauncher start-up Rocket Factory announces unrivalled low price of EUR 3 million per rocket launch Serial production enables cost leadership / Financing round to raise EUR 25 million Bremen, Augsburg, Germany – February 12, 2021 – At the Capital Market Day of space technology group OHB SE (Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124), Augsburg-based start-up Rocket… Continue reading German Microlauncher start-up Rocket Factory announces unrivalled low price of EUR 3 million per rocket launch

RFA signs contract with ESA as the first company to join the “Boost!” program

Rocket Factory receives Portuguese support to extend ESA Boost! contract. Contract signature solidifies RFA`s leadership position in European small launcher industry   Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA), a Germany-based commercial launch service provider, is the first company to sign a contract for Boost! – ESA’s Commercial Space Transportation Services and Support program. RFA is receiving… Continue reading RFA signs contract with ESA as the first company to join the “Boost!” program

Rocket Factory Augsburg inaugurated its engine test site in Esrange, Sweden

Rocket Factory Augsburg inaugurated Swedish test site RFA inaugurated engine test in Esrange, Sweden   Rocket Factory Augsburg, a start-up backed by the German satellite manufacturer OHB as a strategic investor, inaugurated its test site in Esrange, Sweden to conduct the first hot fire tests for RFA ONE staged combustion main engine later this year.… Continue reading Rocket Factory Augsburg inaugurated its engine test site in Esrange, Sweden

Rocket Factory Augsburg Signs Agreement with Andøya Space for Maiden Launch

Rocket Factory Augsburg Signs Agreement with Andøya Space for Maiden Launch. Further Partnership establishes RFAs Leadership in providing launch services out of Europe Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA), the leading launch service provider based in Germany, signed a ground breaking MoU with Norway based Andøya Space, to implement a launch site for the RFA ONE… Continue reading Rocket Factory Augsburg Signs Agreement with Andøya Space for Maiden Launch

Rocket Factory Augsburg Selects Kourou for Launch Site Implementation with CNES

Rocket Factory Augsburg selects Kourou for Launch Site Implementation with CNES Implementation project based on MoU signed in 2019 concludes major part of phase 0/A. Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA), a Germany-based launch service provider, concludes the major part of phase 0/A project with CNES/CSG European Spaceport towards implementing a launch site for the RFA… Continue reading Rocket Factory Augsburg Selects Kourou for Launch Site Implementation with CNES

Exolaunch Signs Agreement with Rocket Factory Augsburg to Supply Commercial Launch Services

Exolaunch Signs Agreement with Rocket Factory Augsburg to Supply Commercial Launch Services Further partnership establishes Germany´s leadership position in the space industry Exolaunch, a Berlin-based rideshare launch and deployment solutions provider, signed a wide-ranging MOU with Germany-based launch vehicle provider, Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA), to provide end-to-end launch services for small satellites, with Exolaunch… Continue reading Exolaunch Signs Agreement with Rocket Factory Augsburg to Supply Commercial Launch Services