Who we are

Europe’s leading private launch services company

Founded in 2015, Orbex is a UK-based private, low-cost orbital launch services company, serving 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 offer a flexible core launch service and a suite of supporting services that make life easier for customers. Our advanced launch vehicle means higher reliability, more flexible mission profile types and a regular, scheduled launch service.

With headquarters and production facilities in Forres, UK and design and production facilities in Denmark, our European location means shorter supply lines, easier communications and reduced operational costs.

Since 2015, we have secured public and private funding and work with the support of several EU governments and key partners to ensure the best launch vehicle and launch site options.


Working in partnership

The company has a range of different partners including funders, technical partners and suppliers that are key.

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The Orbex timeline

Founded in 2015, Orbex has delivered many milestones as it moves closer to launch.

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We are on the cusp of an historic moment, with Orbex playing a leading role in generating a brand new launch capability in the UK.

Ian Annett

Deputy CEO of the UK Space Agency

I am deeply impressed with the speed at which the Orbex Prime rocket was developed. It is the first full orbital micro-launcher in Europe.

Josef Aschbacher

Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)

This is a hugely exciting time for the UK space and satellite sector as we count down to the first satellite launches from UK spaceports.

George Freeman

UK Science Minister

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