#Saxavord Spaceport

Lift-Off Granted: Remote Shetland Isle to Host Britain’s First Vertical Rocket Launches

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The UK space industry has gained a new extraterrestrial gateway in an ancient North Atlantic outpost. SaxaVord Spaceport, located on the northernmost island of the remote Shetland archipelago, has just become the first British site to receive a license for commercial vertical space launches. This milestone approval from...

Virgin Orbit’s: How the UK’s Spaceport Sector Could Still Shine Brightly in the Future

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The UK’s space sector has shown a remarkable dynamism in the past few years. According to the latest official figures, the sector’s revenue grew about 5.1% in 2021, outpacing the global space industry. This is even more impressive considering the UK’s economy declined over the same period. And...

Shetland spaceport gets planning approval

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Construction of a spaceport has cleared its last planning hurdle after Shetland Islands Council granted permission for it to be built. Work on the Saxavord Spaceport could start as early as next month if Scottish ministers opt not to review the planning application. The Planning approval for the...