1st European Spaceplane Summit

24. 04. 2024 9:00 - 20:30


We are happy to finally announce the 1st European Spaceplane Summit ESS, organized by POLARIS Spaceplanes, hosted by ESA BIC Northern Germany and located in Bremen.

When: April 24, 2024, 09:00 – 20:30

Where: Germany, Bremen, DIGITAL HUB Industry, Konrad-Zuse-Straße 6A, 28359 Bremen

Keynote Speakers:

  • General Michael Traut (Commander of the German Space Command)
  • Nicola Winter (ESA Reserve Astronaut)
  • Alexander Kopp (CEO & CTO of POLARIS Spaceplanes)
  • Ross Hulbert (Head of Engagement at Spaceport Cornwall)
  • Arno Scheidereiter (CEO of neusta aerospace)
  • Manfred Jaumann (Head of Low Earth Orbit & Suborbital Programs at Airbus Defense and Space)

Impulse Speakers:

  • Rolf Janovsky (Director Predevelopment, Space System Studies and Proposals)
  • Sven Kaltenhäuser (Head of ATM simulation​)


  • BDI NewSpace Brunch
  • Keynotes & Pitches
  • Panel Discussions
  • Space meets Art Auction
  • Spaceplane Hackathon
  • Paperplane Competition

In parallel, we will organize the Spaceplane Hackathon, where students and young professionals will showcase their solutions at the end of the summit. Additionally, we will host a NewSpace Brunch by the Federation of German Industries BDI in cooperation with the team around Matthias Johannes Wachter and complement the summit’s agenda by unique activities like a paperplane competition and a Space Meets Art auction, intended to add a refreshing and creative twist into the usual proceedings.

You can find the website with the detailed program and registration option here:




Register now and we are looking forward to meeting you there!




European Space Plane Summit 2024