PLD Space

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PLD Space develops advanced space propulsion technologies intended to provide suborbital and orbital commercial launch services. The technologies specialize in the development of rocket propulsion, defense technologies and satellites with a focus on liquid rocket engines, enabling small and reusable launchers in Europe to develop liquid rocket engines.

TypePrivate
Founded2011
HQElche, ES
Websitepldspace.com

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)47(+10%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at PLD Space

Raúl Torres

Raúl Torres

CEO & Co-Founder
Raúl Verdú

Raúl Verdú

CBDO & Co-Founder
Eleazar González

Eleazar González

CTO, Co-Founder
Juny Crespo

Juny Crespo

COO
Daniele Sefusatti

Daniele Sefusatti

Head of Structures
José Martínez

José Martínez

Head of Facilities
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PLD Space Office Locations

PLD Space has offices in Elche and Caudé
Elche, ES (HQ)
7 Calle Nicolás Copérnico
Caudé , ES
4 Calle Tiro, Teruel Airport
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PLD Space Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2011

PLD Space total Funding

$31.4 m

PLD Space latest funding size

$8.20 m

Time since last funding

4 months ago

PLD Space investors

PLD Space's latest funding round in September 2020 was reported to be $8.2 m. In total, PLD Space has raised $31.4 m
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PLD Space Cybersecurity Score

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B

88/100

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PLD Space Online and Social Media Presence

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PLD Space News and Updates

PLD Space raises €7 million as it aims for sounding rocket’s 2021 debut

Launch startup PLD Space of Spain raised 7 million euros ($8.2 million) this week from Madrid-based investment bankers Arcano Partners to continue development of its Miura family of partially reusable rockets. SpaceNews

PLD Space completes critical testing of its Teprel-B rocket engine

PLD Space has taken a step closer to qualifying its Teprel-B rocket engine that will power the company's suborbital Mirua 1 rocket. SpaceNews

PLD Space books first suborbital flight, nears resolution of engine setback

Spanish launch startup PLD Space says secured a second customer for the maiden flight of its Miura 1 reusable suborbital rocket while tackling development issues that prevented the mission from occurring last year.  SpaceNews.com

PLD Space, after ESA input, doubles lift capacity of smallsat launcher

The changes follow a 10-month European Space Agency review that concluded launching up to 300 kilograms to a 500-kilometer orbit on a single rocket would be better than 150 kilograms as originally envisioned. SpaceNews.com

PLD Space Blogs

PLD Space and HISPASAT agreement to collaborate in the compatibility analysis of small satellites on board MIURA 5 rocket

  Both companies have agreed to work together to explore the possible terms and conditions that can validate PLD Space as a launch services provider. PLD Space is a Spanish company that develops launch technologies to provide commercial orbital and suborbital access services dedicated to small paylo…

PLD Space successfully achieved a full rocket engine test for MIURA 1 mission

TEPREL B is the regenerative engine, designed by PLD Space, that will be used on MIURA 1 flights The two-minute test has been successfully achieved at PLD Space Propulsion Test Facilities in Teruel Airport. Key milestone in MIURA 1 Engine Qualification Campaign, as the company achieved a full-time e…

Former SpaceX Pablo Gallego Sanmiguel joins PLD Space team as Senior Vice President, Sales & Customers

Former SpaceX Pablo Gallego Sanmiguel joins PLD Space team as Senior Vice President, Sales & Customers Pablo Gallego Sanmiguel joins the PLD Space team as Senior Vice President, Sales & Customers. Pablo brings extensive knowledge and experience in the aerospace market, specifically in the se…

PLD Space Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was PLD Space founded?

    PLD Space was founded in 2011.

  • Who are PLD Space key executives?

    PLD Space's key executives are Raúl Torres, Raúl Verdú and Eleazar González.

  • How many employees does PLD Space have?

    PLD Space has 47 employees.

  • Who are PLD Space competitors?

    Competitors of PLD Space include Reaction Engines, Orbex and Oakman Aerospace.

  • Where is PLD Space headquarters?

    PLD Space headquarters is located at 7 Calle Nicolás Copérnico, Elche.

  • Where are PLD Space offices?

    PLD Space has offices in Elche and Caudé.

  • How many offices does PLD Space have?

    PLD Space has 2 offices.