The Future of Spaceflight

The German aerospace startup POLARIS Raumflugzeuge GmbH develops a novel reusable hypersonic and space launch system. The Spaceplane Aurora combines aircraft and rocket launcher technologies within a unique design. Aurora offers a game-changing economic viability, and is an enabler technology for routine cheap and safe access to space.

Aurora Spaceplane

  • Reusability
  • Superior cost efficiency
  • Aircraft-like operation
  • Launch on demand
  • Unique safety level
  • Scalability
  • Multiple target markets
  • Suborbital science & research
  • Satellite launch
  • Manned spaceflight
  • Hypersonic flight
  • Defense

Our Roadmap

POLARIS pursues an ambitious roadmap, starting from commercial suborbital research, extending to satellite launch and manned suborbital flight, with finally implementing a heavy and fully reusable space launcher for routine low-cost access to space.

The scalability of the concept allows to utilize the same basic design for vehicles in different sizes and for different applications.

About Us

POLARIS Raumflugzeuge is a spin-off of the German Aerospace Center DLR. The POLARIS team is highly experienced with an extensive research and industry background (DLR, ArianeGroup, Lufthansa Technik, German Air Force). Special competences include:

  • Deep system design and analysis competences for advanced launchers, hypersonic and reentry vehicles, high-speed transport aircraft
  • Reentry, thermal protection and cryogenic technologies
  • Aircraft design, maintenance & repair
  • Carbon-fiber composites, production line built-up
  • Marketing & sales
  • Project management for multi-million € projects


We seek for private investments to speed up our vehicle development.