Lift off: UK’s first vertical-launch spaceport plans unveiledJune 2019
Tags: North Uist, UK spaceport
North Uist residents are set to get a taste of the space race after plans were unveiled to create the UK’s first vertical-launch commercial spaceport on the Outer Hebridean island, creating up to 70 jobs.
The local government council is investing around £1m to purchase the land where the launch facility will be constructed.
From there, rockets will be launched vertically, offering low-cost, safe and efficient access to sun synchronous and polar orbits. [Read more]
Source: STV News