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MIURA 5 SPARK- Creating new futures from space

 

Join us for the 2025 MIURA 5 Maiden Flight to create sustainable and innovative alternatives to our greatest challenges on Earth.

MIURA 5 SPARK Program offers SmallSat launch services in support of educational, institutional and commercial payloads.

Why & Goals

PLD Space is on a mission to make space accessible for everyone to enrich people’s lives on Earth.  

PLD Space’s SPARK Program has been established to encourage and spark students, research centers and commercial entities to dream big and develop new, meaningful cutting-edge scientific and tech innovation projects from space by providing them with access to free launch services on our MIURA 5 vehicle. 

This announcement of opportunity seeks to select worldwide satellites for the launch opportunities presented by MIURA 5’s first demonstration flights. In particular, this refers to MIURA 5 maiden launch, scheduled for Q4 2025, and MIURA 5 second demonstration flight, planned for Q1 2026. 

Deadline Timetable

The following schedule sets out the indicated timing of processes for this call. Please note that each deadline may be subject to change:

1

Candidates submit a Preliminary Payload Questionnaire with high-level mission requirements

Deadline: 30 July 2024

2

Virtual Q&A Session open to pre-selected candidates only

Deadline: First week of September

3

Final Application Submission

Deadline: 30 September 2024

Deadline for schools: 31 October 2024

4

Candidate Final Selection

Deadline: 30 November 2024

5

Signing of Launch Service Agreement

Deadline: 30 December 2024

Applicant Profiles

This Announcement of Opportunity is open to all institutional, educational and commercial entities worldwide that seek to procure launch services as per the requirements presented by PLD Space. Such entities may include, but are not limited to:

Institutional

  • Governmental
  • Space
  • Defense
  • Research Centers
  • Scientific Institutions

Educational

  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Universities

Commercial

  • Companies
  • Start-ups
  • Joint Ventures

About PLD Space

PLD Space is a pioneering Spanish aerospace company, widely recognized in Europe for its development of reusable rockets. The realization of the MIURA launch vehicle family has earned the company sector prestige and has served to position Spain among the select few nations with the sovereign capability to deploy small satellites into space.

Founded in 2011 by Raúl Torres and Raúl Verdú with the objective of enhancing space accessibility, the company is headquartered in Elche, Spain, with technical facilities in Teruel, Spain, and Kourou, French Guiana. With an investment exceeding 120 million euros and a workforce of over 200 professionals, PLD Space has established itself as a formidable force in the space sector.

In October 2023, the company achieved a historic milestone with the successful launch of MIURA 1, marking the first private European rocket launch. This momentous event underscores PLD Space's technological prowess and solidifies its position as a frontrunner in the global space arena, contributing to the advancement of national and European strategic capabilities.

Any question? Please email us at spark@pldspace.com
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