Review 2020-2021

Prestwick Spaceport
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Prestwick is set to become a leading centre for space under the Ayrshire Growth Deal’s Aerospace and Space Programme. Growing on an already established aerospace sector, the government-funded programme will see the creation of Prestwick Spaceport, one of the UK's first horizontal launch sites along with proposed space cluster and R&D development programme.

Site-wide infrastructure will be created for launch service providers including a satellite integration facility, a payload processing facility, launch and mission control along with propellant storage and new taxiway and apron works.

The spaceport is expected to launch small commercial satellites up to 800kg from 2023 from an unmodified Boeing Globemaster C-17.


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