9 MARCH 2015


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Article from BTNews 9 MARCH 2015

Prestwick Spaceport?

Under-utilized and now owned by the Scottish Government, Prestwick Airport has put in a bid to become the British centre for space activities. 

The UK Government selection programme is expected to run until October 2015 with Prestwick one of the possible locations being considered alongside Newquay in Cornwall, Llanbedr in Wales and Campbeltown, Scotland, Stornoway having pulled out.

The facility will become a launch station for next-generation satellites and space instruments using the modern generation of horizontal take-off space launch vehicles.  It will also be an operating base for manned flights using reusable space craft such as those being developed by Virgin Galactic and XCOR.
It is expected that the Spaceport will become a major hub for companies involved in the space industry.  www.glasgowprestwick.com

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