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PLD Space

A company developing launch technologies for commercial orbital and suborbital access services for delivering small payloads and small satellites into earths orbit.

PLD Space is a company developing launch technologies for commercial orbital and suborbital access services for delivering small payloads and small satellites into earths orbit that is headquartered in Elche, Spain and was founded in 2011 by Raúl Torres and Raúl Verdú. The company offers two launch vehicles called the Miura 5 for launching CubeSats and Class 1 payloads up to 300kg, and the Miura 1 for delivering and bringing back suborbital payloads weighing up to 100kg. Miura 1 allows for ~3 minutes of microgravity time, 12 minutes of flight duration, and 150 km of suborbital flight apogee.

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June 11, 2018
PLD Space raises a $10,000,000 series A round from GMV Innovating Solutions and JME Venture Capital.

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December 20, 2019
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After a long field-testing campaign the GMV-developed avionics system for PLD Spaces' MIURA 1 launch vehicle has successfully passed its Qualification Acceptance Review (QAR), clearing it for fitting in this suborbital launch vehicle, one of the essential prelaunch conditions. Since 2017 GMV has been working on the design, development and qualification of a complete avionics system for the space probe MIURA 1. This system takes in all vital avionics items for a classic launcher, such as t...

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