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Spy Satellites Destined For Scottish Spaceports

6th September 2020

Photograph of Spy Satellites Destined For Scottish Spaceports

The online news hound "The Ferret has published a story today that the space hubs being proposed for Sutherland and Shetland will be used to launch spy satellites.

The arms industry is preparing to use two spaceports planned for Scotland to launch military spy satellites, an investigation by The Ferret can reveal.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) wants to launch surveillance and intelligence-gathering satellites from rocket launch pads planned for the A' Mhoine peninsula on the north coast of Sutherland, and on Unst, the most northerly of the Shetland Islands.

Multinational arms companies, including Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Leonardo, Raytheon and Chemring, are also manoeuvring to take advantage of the spaceports, and to cash in on the expected boom in the UK's £15 billion space business.

Read the full story at The Ferret

 

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