Ibadan, 22 June 2023. – Reflex Aerospace, a Munich and Berlin-based startup specializing in designing and manufacturing advanced satellites, has signed Media Broadcast Satellite (MBS) as its first commercial customer. This strategic partnership will leverage Reflex’s satellite manufacturing expertise to support MBS in delivering cutting-edge space technology. Furthermore, the launch is tentatively in 2024 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, marking a significant milestone in achieving both companies’ ambitious goals.
MBS is a service integrator and managed gateway operator. The Company operates data and voice communications globally and in space via satellite and data networks. As a result, this partnership will enable rapid deployment of the technology via satellite, setting new standards for custom-made satellite delivery.
Sven Sünberg, Managing Director and Shareholder of MBS, said: “I am glad that after a long and intensive search, we have found a partner with the skills, mindset, and experience to launch our payload into orbit and operate it extensively safely. We need New Space pragmatism, an adaptable but at the same time highly available satellite platform, but above all the will to move forward.”
Likewise, Walter Ballheimer, CEO of Reflex Aerospace, is confident that this development highlights the unique capabilities of Reflex’s satellite manufacturing model. According to the CEO, “We are extremely thankful to MBS for entrusting us with this important mission. This partnership demonstrates that Reflex’s novel approach to satellite design and manufacturing, as well as its core value proposition of lightning-fast delivery, is
exactly what the market demands at times of growing innovation pressure.”
This announcement comes shortly after Reflex Aerospace’s celebration of its second anniversary and the successful closure of its latest seed financing round, bringing in an additional €1.75 million to reach a total of nearly €9 million.