United Kingdom selects Sutherland for its first spaceport
Posted on:20 Jul 2018 15:24:00
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20 July 2018 Current Affairs: United Kingdom chosen "Sutherland", on the A’Mhoine peninsula on the north coast of Scotland to send satellites vertically into orbit by the early 2020s.
For development of this spaceport, UK Government will provide $3.3 million funding to Local business development agency the Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
In addition to the funding for the Sutherland launch site, U.K. Space Agency will offer 2 million pounds to support development of horizontal launch sites "subject to business case". One of those potential launch sites is Cornwall Airport Newquay in southwestern England.
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