Orbex timeline


Orbex founded


Seed funding

Opened design facility in Denmark

H2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 award


First engine test

UKSA National Space Technology Avionics award


Series A funding

Awarded UKSA Satellite Launch Programme funding

Awarded UKSA Spaceport funding

Selected as preferred ESA microlauncher project

Signed Deimos as customer and partner


Opened headquarters and production facility in Forres, Scotland

Unveiled world’s largest 3D printed rocket engine

Announced Astrocast as customer

Unveiled Stage 2 rocket prototype

Announced SSTL as customer

Signed new customer In-Space and launch agreements with ISL at Utah Small Sat Conference

1st UK space firm to win H2020 SME Instrument Ph. 2

ESA re-usability contract awarded

New engine testing site opens in Denmark

New carbon fibre production facilities installed


Spaceport planning application submitted

Series B funding


Second production facility opens in Forres

New integrated testing facility opens at Kinloss


Launch licence application submitted

1st launch platform in 50 years delivered to Kinloss testing facility

Orbex Prime rocket revealed

Series C Funding

Orbex to lead construction and operation of Sutherland Spaceport

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