The driver for a strong business and aerospace location
Launching your ideas
We want to simplify the access to space
Germany profits from the boom of the New Space movement, a growing number of startups and small and medium-sized companies offering space-based solutions stimulates the space industry in Germany. A spaceport provides the historic opportunity for this growing New Space location to develop a cluster in a future market and thereby create an economic eco system, which spans everything from the manufacturer of the smallest screw to the complete application of the product.
Want to ensure the European sovereignty
The access to space for the institutional customer is only independently guaranteed, if the space port lies within the sovereign territory. For the New Space approach, to start as cost-efficiently and quickly as possible, a launching site in the center of the European continent is mandatory. Furthermore, it forms a stable and strategically relevant starting point for many institutional applications. Thereby we make a crucial commitment for securing the own space infrastructure.
We want to catalyze the European economy
By 2028 four times more satellites than in the past decade will be launched, 86% of which will come from the small and micro satellite segment. Apart from the mega constellations the number of smaller satellite swarms and unique missions will rise. The German and European space sector has the best technologic and economic requirements to participate in this growth, if the launch can be done cost-efficiently and without complicatedness. The offshore spaceport provides optimal conditions for this.
An opportunity for German economy
Germany is the strongest national economy in Europe, the GDP is on the fourth place in the world. The value-added share of the German space industry in the GDP does not reflect the immense share space applications contribute to this result. Entire industries today depend on satellite-based navigation, Weather forecasting or satellite communication. The spaceport will catalyze the further development of many industrial space applications and will inspire further startups and companies from the domain of the applications.
An opportunity for education and science
The miniaturization and industrialization enable a cheaper and more attractive access to space-based solutions not only for commercial users, but small satellites are also the preferred platform for universities and research institutes. For the higher education and research location Germany the spaceport offers an optimal possibility to deploy small satellites for higher education and science in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
An opportunity for German spaceflight
Germany is one of the most successful spaceflight nations of Europe, German space companies are among the best of the world. Although most of the German space industry is purely concerned with the institutional market, in contrast to the competitors from the USA, and this market is limited, German products are appreciated and in demand globally. The spaceport extends the portfolio of German space solutions with an essential infrastructure, which leverages the space sector on the next level of development.
On this foundation we will create the first floating launch platform for small carrier rockets in the North Sea.
Years of experience
We unite our competencies, to deliver the best result.
Bremen and Bremerhaven provide an optimal home port for the spaceport: Bremen is the German City of Space having a large and successful space community, which includes the whole value-added chain from the large system house to the supplier and also is well-linked with the excellent research institutes and the university. Bremerhaven is among the largest ports of Europe and made a name for itself with clever location concepts in offshore wind energy.
Our clear focus
Creating efficient launching possibilities, which are tailored for the needs of the customers and naturally takes the environmental and nature-conservational aspects as well as the maritime shipping traffic into account.
Launching your ideas
The partners of the German Offshore Spaceport Alliance joined forces on the basis of their unique competencies in their respective fields of activity. The ambitious target, to conduct the first launch of a micro launcher from the North Sea in 2023, we are only then able to reach, when we combine our experiences and our visions and handle the challenges ahead with pragmatism and target orientation.