From Moon to Mars: The Future of European Space

In simple terms: Why we are here

  1. The European new space ecosystem is young and expanding rapidly
  2. Up-to-date, high quality information on institutions and companies is rare
  3. We provide in-depth research and information to help accelerate the development of European new-space

You will find in-depth insights into European space companies, organizations and institutions to help you understand, compare and make better decisions. Our research connects facts and figures with the people and places that are at the forefront of European new space. The guiding principle behind our work, just as we hope will be the principle behind every NewSpace company:

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled”

Richard Feynman

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Most recent articles and reviews of European NewSpace companies

  • German Offshore Spaceport Alliance
    GOSA (German Offshore Spaceport Alliance) is developing a rocket launch platform (“spaceport”) for Germany. We show you how the launches could work from the mobile North Sea launch platform.
  • Latitude
    Latitude (formerly Venture Orbital Systems) is a French new space company developing the Zephyr rocket. Latitude wants to compete in the micro launcher market with its Zephyr rocket. Find out more on the history, business, financials and strategy behind Latitude
  • Orbex
    Orbex is a European rocket startup developing the Orbex Prime rocket. The Orbex Prime will be a microlauncher with potential payloads of up to 150 kilogram to low earth orbit (LEO). Orbex is truly a European new-space startup, though it considers itself UK-based for strategic reasons.
  • Space Hub Sutherland
    The Space Hub Sutherland is a government project by the HIE, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, to develop a launch site in northern Scotland. It is one of two spaceports being developed in Scotland, the other one being SaxaVord Spaceport.
  • SaxaVord Spaceport
    SaxaVord Spaceport, located in the Shetland Islands all the way in Northern Scotland, will be the largest orbital spaceport in the UK and possibly in Europe. Founded in 2018 as one of the primary contenders of the UK’s space initiative, SaxaVord is building a massive facility with launch pads for orbital rockets, a satellite tracking station, housing for crew and tourists, and even reviving an old airport.

Full Overview: All articles and reports

🚀 Rocket and New Space Companies

🇩🇪 Germany


🇪🇸 Spain
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
  • Review and Analysis of Skyrora
  • Review and Analysis of Orbex

🛫 Spaceports and launch sites

European Rocket Companies

Europe is home to several leading rocket companies, and that does not just include Arianespace. Isar Aerospace, Rocket Factory Augsburg or Skyrora – these companies are at the forefront of space exploration and utilization and will play a crucial role in Europe’s efforts to become a major player in the global space industry.

moontomars will show you the different strategies, roles and functions Europe’s rocket companies are using to achieve their goals of furthering space exploration.

Rocket Factory Augsburg Rocket Engine Firing

Andoya Space Launch Seen From Above

Space Ports and Launch Sites

Launch sites are incredibly exciting places. Waching a rocket launch is a truly awe-inspring experience and the energy at a launch site is palpable. The sheer size and power of the rocket, the precision and complexity of the launch operations, and the incredible technology involved ll combine to create an unforgetable experience.

Additionally, many launch sites are located in beautiful, remote locations that offer stunning views and a sense of adventure. Whether you’re a space enthusiast or just curious about what goes on at a launch site, moontomars is here to tell you about Europe’s former, current and future space ports.