PLD Space Exhibits the First Privately Developed Spanish Suborbital Rocket

MIURA-1 rocket (Credit: PLD Space)

MIURA 1, the name of this suborbital launch vehicle demonstrator, will return to Teruel to continue with testing before its expected launch during the second half of 2022

  • The first MIURA 1 public exhibition has gathered numerous institutional representatives and 10,000 visitors
  • The company, located in Spain, has received more than €36 million of investment allowing the most promising project of the newspace European launchers developments.
  • PLD Space, led by the cofounders, Raúl Torres and Raúl Verdú, along with executive president, Ezequiel Sánchez, has positioned itself as a key player in the space transportation sector, using its rockets for the dedicated launch of small satellites
  • PLD Space is also developing MIURA 5, the orbital rocket that will carry out the company’s commercial operations in 2024

 ELCHE, Spain, 17 November 2021 — PLD Space has achieved a new milestone with the official presentation in Madrid of its MIURA 1 rocket, that has been exhibited fully assembled for the first time in the capital’s National Museum of Natural Science. This suborbital vehicle is a key step in launch vehicle development, a pathfinder for MIURA 5 development.

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