PLD Space

PLD Space is a pioneering Spanish company in the aerospace sector and a reference within Europe in the development of reusable rockets, with a recognized prestige in the sector and a solid project that has become a reality through its launch vehicles family MIURA. These innovations position Spain among the select few nations capable of successfully deploying small satellites into space.

Last October 2023, PLD Space made history after successfully completing the launch of the first private European rocket, MIURA 1. The maiden flight of its launcher showcases the advanced level of technology and know-how that has been developed. This milestone achievement furthermore reinforces PLD Space’s leading position in the global space race, while building national and European strategic capabilities.

PLD Space was founded in 2011 by Raúl Torres and Raúl Verdú with the aim of facilitating access to space. The company, based in Elche (Spain) and with technical facilities in Spain and French Guiana, has already raised more than 80 million euros of investment to boost its space sector project and has a team of more than 190 professionals. In January 2024, PLD Space has been selected by the Spanish Government as the contractor for the development of a national space launcher, framed within the Aerospace PERTE, which has a tender amount of 40.5 million euros.