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Work on new Scottish spaceport could begin within year

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 27, 2020
The building of a spaceport in northern Scotland could start within the year, depending on the receipt of a development consent proposal from the council.
Space Hub Sutherland
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The Scottish spaceport, to be named Space Hub Sutherland, will be located at A’Mhoine on the Moine Peninsula in Sutherland. It would enable small spacecraft to be placed in near-Earth polar and solar synchronous orbits by vertical launchers.

Topics: Scottish

At the beginning of August, the HIE (Highlands and Islands Enterprise), a regional Scottish Executive for economic and local government affairs, underwrote a 75-year leasing agreement for the ground on which the facility is to be constructed.

The project, estimated to be worth £17 million, was granted £2.4 million in financing from the UK Space Agency in July 2018.