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“The launch site in Sutherland is being supported by the local government with the UK Space Agency putting money in and companies like Lockheed Martin investing in all the vehicles and structures for launch.
“For the first time we will have the ability to launch from UK soil.”
Sutherland - Space - Hub - Highlands - Islands
The Sutherland Space hub is being developed by the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). It is supported by £17.3 million funding, which includes £2.5 million from the UK Government, £9.8 million from its own budget, and the remaining £5 million is being sought from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Cornwall and Newquay Airport are developing the horizontal launch site called Spaceport Cornwall, in partnership with Cornwall Council, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Virgin Orbit and...
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