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Rocket Factory Augsburg Signs Agreement with Andøya Space for Maiden Flight

29 Sep 2020, 17:17 UTC
Rocket Factory Augsburg Signs Agreement with Andøya Space for Maiden Flight
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RFA One launcher in flight (Credit: Rocket Factory)

AUGSBURG, Germany — Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA), a participation of space technology company OHB SE, will be establishing a launch site for a micro launcher together with Norwegian company Andøya Space. The two partners have now signed a letter of intent to this effect. The site is to provide launch services for small satellites from 2022.

“This partnership is of key importance as it will enable RFA and Andøya Space to launch the first satellite from continental Europe on a European launch vehicle,” said Dr. Stefan Brieschenk, Chief Operation Officer of RFA.

Jörn Spurmann, Chief Commercial Officer of RFA, added: “We are convinced that with Andøya Space we have found the best partner to offer our customers our end-to-end launch service from 2022 onwards”.

Andøya Space is building the new launch complex on the island of Andøya, 35 kilometres south of the existing launch site for suborbital flights. This new site will provide independent integration facilities and access to two launch pads with the necessary support infrastructure for operators of launchers in the 1.5 ton payload class.

RFA is supported by space technology company OHB SE and Munich-based venture capital firm ...

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