History

Orbex timeline

2015

Orbex founded

2016

Seed funding

Opened design facility in Denmark

H2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 award

2017

First engine test

UKSA National Space Technology Avionics award

2018

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

2019

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

2020

Spaceport planning application submitted

Series B funding

2021

Second production facility opens in Forres

New integrated testing facility opens at Kinloss

2022

Launch licence application submitted

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

Orbex Prime rocket revealed

Spaceport construction begins

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