There is growing competition for SpaceX. Spaniards are building reusable rockets
The best way to reduce the cost of subróThe space veins are reusable rockets. A pioneer in this field is Elon Musk’s company SpaceX with its Falcon rockets. A similar technology is being developed by Blue Origin, but the Americans are growing competition. A Spanish start-up from Miguel Hern University intends to follow in SpaceX’s footstepsándeza.
PLD Space company with financial support from the European Space Agency (ESA) is developing a project to build reusable launchers. The first rocket tests are expected to take place in 2018.
– This project is the beginning of support for our company from ESA. PLD Space is expected to meet the needs of companies using space technology. The market is valued at about seven billionóin dollarów – said the head of PLD Space Raúl Torres.
The company is currently developing two rocket models – ARION-1 and ARION-2. In July 2015, PLD Space successfully tested the engines of future rockets.
– US company SpaceX has achieved its successes through the work of 4,000 engineersów, compositeół Blue Origin is about 500 osób larger, and we hope to employ more than 100 engineers by 2020ów – said Torres.