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‘Spaceport In A Box’ To Launch UK’s First Rocket From Home Turf

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Times.

This is the sub-heading.

A British company’s mobile spaceport can send satellites into orbit from anywhere in the world. Its initial blast-off point is Unst

These are some more points from the article and myself.

The UK Has Never Sent A Rocket Into Space From Home Turf

Our satellites have always been launched from French Guinea, Kazakhstan or the United States.

Spaceport In A Box

The mobile launch system which can be packed into a dozen shipping containers and taken anywhere in the world.

Launch From Unst

Unst is the most northerly of the Shetland Islands and is an ideal location for polar launches.

It Will Be Very Difficult To Compete With SpaceX On Price

This is because SpaceX launch up to a hundred satellites a time on a huge rocket.

Skyrora Can Provide Precise Launches

Skyrora claim to be able to launch a single satellite at great precision. As a Control Engineer, I think that is possible.

100,000 Satellites By 2030

This figure will include a large number of UK-built satellites.

So why shouldn’t we have our own launch technology.

Sixteen Launches Per Year

Skyrora are talking of this number of launches per year from Unst.


This is a well-thought out project.

Read the article in The Times.

August 21, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , | 1 Comment