UK Spaceports and Launchers

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The UK is renowned for its space industry expertise with a skilled workforce and engineering capacity that sets the UK as a world leader in the manufacture of small satellites.

The UK is also in a great position to launch small satellites into polar and sun-synchronous orbits. The emergence of spaceports within the UK will allow UK companies to offer a complete package from concept, to launch. In this way, the UK can keep up with demand, maximise the productivity and return on its excellent space industry, and attract new investment so as to continue to harness UK skills in space technology, creating new jobs and opportunities.