A new industry is taking shape – Glasgow Prestwick Airport Spaceport

A new industry is taking shape – Glasgow Prestwick Airport Spaceport

Glasgow Prestwick Airport has signed an agreement with Houston Spaceport as it continues its bid to become the UK’s first launch site. The South Ayrshire airport is developing plans for a spaceport that could see the first satellites and rockets launched from the UK. The length of the runways and coastal take-off routes are said to be in Prestwick’s favour. A feasibility study indicated it could be operational with £1m of investment.

Leaders of Glasgow Prestwick Airport Spaceport met with a delegation from Houston Spaceport and the Rice Space Institute on Tuesday to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will allow both parties to share best practice for commercial space launch activities, operation, safety and environmental standards.

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