The third update in a series of spotlight articles discussing emerging Trends in Transport focuses on the UK's Spaceport's new site selection, funding from UK Space Agency and regulatory progress & challenges remaining.
A remote area on the north coast of Scotland has been chosen by the government as the best location to build the UK's first spaceport.
The spaceport will facilitate the vertical launch of rockets carrying small satellites into orbit. Satellites can be launched from the tip of the A'Mhoine Peninsula to above the Arctic Circle, into desirable polar orbits passing over the Arctic and Antarctic.
The government considers that launching small satellites from a dedicated small satellite facility on UK territory represents an £3.8bn opportunity for the country.
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