Messages of Recognition

Dr. Markus Söder, MDL

Minister-President of Bavaria

Eva Weber

Mayor City of Augsburg

Frank Thelen

Founder & CEO Freigeist

Prof. Ulrich Walter

German physicist, / Former science astronaut / Science journalist

Dan Dumbacher

Executive Director at the American Institute of Aeronautics

Opening Ceremony

Best of Panel

Speakers and Stars

Josef Aschbacher

Director General of ESA, is an Austrian space researcher and manager based in Paris, France. He previously served as ESA’s Director of Earth Observation Programmes between 2016 – 2021.

Josef Aschbacher

Director General of ESA, is an Austrian space researcher and manager based in Paris, France. He previously served as ESA’s Director of Earth Observation Programmes between 2016 – 2021.

Prof. Ulrich Walter

German physicist, former science astronaut, and science journalist and presenter. He has held the Chair of Astronautics at the Technical University of Munich since 2003.

Prof. Ulrich Walter

German physicist, former science astronaut, and science journalist and presenter. He has held the Chair of Astronautics at the Technical University of Munich since 2003.

Matthias Johannes Wachter

BDI’s Head of Department for Security, Raw Materials, and Space. On behalf of the German industry, he is promoting the idea to build a spaceport in the German North Sea, aiming to put Germany at the forefront of the promising new space market.

Matthias Johannes Wachter

BDI’s Head of Department for Security, Raw Materials, and Space. On behalf of the German industry, he is promoting the idea to build a spaceport in the German North Sea, aiming to put Germany at the forefront of the promising new space market.

Christoph Keese

Journalist, economist, publishing manager, and bestselling author who has been working on the digitization of business models since the early 1990s. He is one of the co-founders of the Financial Times Deutschland, was editor-in-chief of WELT am Sonntag and WELT Online, served as Executive Vice President of Axel Springer SE and has been CEO of hy – the Axel Springer Consulting Group since 2017.

Christoph Keese

Journalist, economist, publishing manager, and bestselling author who has been working on the digitization of business models since the early 1990s. He is one of the co-founders of the Financial Times Deutschland, was editor-in-chief of WELT am Sonntag and WELT Online, served as Executive Vice President of Axel Springer SE and has been CEO of hy – the Axel Springer Consulting Group since 2017.

Jörn Spurmann

Chief Commercial Officer – Rocket Factory Augsburg

Jörn Spurmann

Chief Commercial Officer – Rocket Factory Augsburg

Dr. Stefan Brieschenk

Chief Operating Officer – Rocket Factory Augsburg

Dr. Stefan Brieschenk

Chief Operating Officer – Rocket Factory Augsburg

Information about RFA

Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) is officially inaugurating its new headquarters and production facility on March 30th, 2021. The event will take place online and feature keynote speeches from RFA executives, as well as a panel discussion with some of the space industry’s most renowned experts.

*Copyright information Christoph Keese: Random House Verlagsgruppe