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Europe’s leading private launch services company

Founded in 2015, Orbex is Europe’s leading private launch services company, focused entirely on supporting the needs of the small satellite industry.

Orbex has developed one of the most advanced, low carbon, high performance micro-launch vehicles in the world. We launch customer satellites into polar and sun-synchronous low Earth orbits from a unique, modern launch location in the heart of the European continent.

We offer a flexible core launch service and a wide suite of supporting services that make life easier for customers. Our European location means shorter supply lines, easier communications and reduced operational costs. Our advanced launch vehicle means higher reliability, more flexible mission profiles and a regular, scheduled launch service.

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The company has received funding from two of Europe's largest venture capital funds (Sunstone Technology Ventures and the High-Tech Gründerfonds) as well as private investors, the UK Space Agency (UKSA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme.

Orbex staff members have professional backgrounds with NASA, ESA and several other commercial spaceflight organisations. Equipment developed by Orbex team members has flown on more than 50 deep space missions, and collectively they have developed more than 50 rocket engines and a wide range of orbital and suborbital launch vehicles including ATV, Ariane 5 and Ariane 6.

We look forward to delivering your satellite into orbit and operation in the very near future.

Orbex can accommodate a range of payload capacities between 100kg-220kg, to altitudes of between 200km-1250km.

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