Launcher develops the world’s most efficient rockets and transfer vehicles to deliver small satellites to orbit by combining liquid propulsion technology and onsite 3D manufacturing. Driven by the mission to expand access to space, Launcher’s vehicles are powered by its high-efficiency engines, whose lower fuel consumption makes Launcher more affordable to customers. Founded in 2017, Launcher is headquartered in Hawthorne, California and is proud to partner with the U.S. Space Force, U.S. Air Force and NASA.
Global projection of satellites deployed per year
Our orbital transfer vehicle and satellite platform compatible with SpaceX Rideshare and Launcher’s small launch vehicle Launcher Light.
Veteran leadership team with over 70 years of experience at top organizations in the aerospace industry.
Advanced additive manufacturing – Advanced metal 3D printing facility with machines from EOS, AMCM and Velo3D.
24,000-square-foot office and factory floor – Large enough to develop and produce the first Orbiters and Launcher Light vehicles.
Faster pace of development – Launcher-owned 3D printers and machine tools. Dedicated in-house team of welders, machinists and technicians.
Strategic location for talent and suppliers – Southern California aerospace hub. Home to over 50% of the space industry: SpaceX, Northrop Grumman, U.S. Space Force, Aerospace Corporation and more.
“A California start-up called Launcher will deploy its Orbiter satellite platform powered by 3D-printed rocket engines after getting a boost into space from SpaceX."
“Launcher is the latest company to announce plans to develop an orbital transfer vehicle, but the first to offer it for both its own launch vehicle and rideshare missions on other vehicles.”
“Stennis Space Center Helps Commercial Partner Launcher Reach Milestones”
“The rocket start-up says it has developed a rocket engine that is the largest in the world to be 3D printed in a single piece.”
“If successful, Launcher would reach orbit for a fraction of the cost of other launch vehicle startups.”
“Launcher raises $11 million, ramps up hiring for 2024 flight”