More Rocket Launches
19th November 2023
The rocket launch by Spacex on Saturday was test and had problems but many more are coming along.
The next one might be today.
Check the launch calendar at
Launches from Sutherland
Launches from Saxavord, Shetland
Cornwall, Sutherland and SaxaVord are three of seven spaceports coming online across the UK - with the aim of together launching 100,000 satellites by 2030.
Only California builds more satellites than the UK, which wants to become a major European launch hub.
Saturday 18 December 2023
It was a test mission and unfortunately it did not go all the way. See the BBC report in the video now.
UK Rocket Sites
Spaceport Snowdonia. Location: Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales.
Glasgow Prestwick. Location: Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Spaceport 1. Location: Scolpaig Farm, Isle of North Uist, Outer.
Spaceport Machrihanish. Location: Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland. .
SaxaVord UK Spaceport.
A guide to UK spaceports
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