Germany joins space race as Munich start-up begins rocket production – Isar Aerospace bets on boom in small satellites and aims for launch by end of 2021.


Germany will join the commercial space race on Monday as production begins on what could become the first privately built rocket developed in the country to be fired into orbit…

The first German rocket to reach outer space was a version of the V2 in 1942. It crossed the Kármán Line, where space begins 100km above the earth’s surface, but did not reach orbit.