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Orbex appoints new CEO and Executive Chair

UK-based orbital launch services company, Orbex, has announced the appointment of two tech and space sector stalwarts as its new CEO and Executive Chair. Scale-up expert Phillip Chambers joins as Orbex’s new Chief Executive Officer and Miguel Belló Mora leaves his post as Director General of the Spanish Space Agency to join as Executive Chair. […]

January 8, 2024

UK puts cash into Scottish spaceports

The UK Space Agency has announced funding of more than £6.7 million (€7.7m) to further Scotland’s spaceports ambitions. Scottish-based HyImpulse, a launch company working with SaxaVord Spaceport in Shetland, will receive £3.4 million. And Orbex, which is working with Sutherland Spaceport on the A’ Mhòine peninsula, will get more than £3.3 million. Both spaceports plan […]

December 18, 2023

Orbex names Bone CCO

Scotland-based rocket launch site Orbex has appointed John Bone as its new Chief Commercial Officer. This key appointment comes as Orbex advances its preparations for the launch of Orbex Prime, expected to be the UK mainland’s first vertical rocket launch. Bone has more than 20 years in the Space Industry, including 18 years in Director […]

December 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Orbex expands facilities

UK-based rocket and spaceflight company, Orbex, has extended its footprint by over 30 per cent across its Scottish and Danish design and production facilities in preparation for the launch of its Prime rocket. The company is adding an extra 1,500 square metres of factory and office space to its existing 4,750 square meter estate in […]

July 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Orbex, Arianespace link for launches

Arianespace and UK-based launch company Orbex have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore possible joint offerings for small satellite launch customers. In May 2023, Orbex began construction of Sutherland Spaceport (formerly Space Hub Sutherland) on the North coast of Scotland. It is the first vertical launch spaceport to be built on the UK […]

June 14, 2023By Chris Forrester

Orbex begins construction at Sutherland Spaceport

Orbex says that construction has begun at Sutherland Spaceport (formerly known as Space Hub Sutherland) in Scotland, making this the first vertical launch spaceport to be built on the UK mainland. Located on the North coast of Scotland, the spaceport will be the ‘home’ spaceport of Forres-based rocket and launch services company, Orbex, which will […]

May 5, 2023By Chris Forrester

Orbex CEO steps down

UK-based Orbex Express Launch has unexpectedly lost its CEO. Chris Larmour has resigned, according to the company, so that the business can rise to the “next level”. Larmour, who has led the business since it was founded in 2015, was leaving to allow a focus on new goals, said Orbex. Orbex said it is preparing […]

April 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Orbex takes control of Sutherland Spaceport

Orbex, a Scottish rocket manufacturer and orbital launch services provider, is to build and operate the first vertical launch site for satellites on the UK mainland. It is funding £20 million for construction. Jacobs Solutions, NASA’s largest services contractor, will look after the physical construction. Orbex, based in Forres, Moray, has signed a lease with […]

November 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

Orbex Space raises £40m

UK-based Orbex Space has raised £40.4 million in C-round financing. The company says the new cash “led by a new investor, the Scottish National Investment Bank, will allow the company to scale up its resources as it counts down to the first vertical launch from UK soil, as well as unlocking additional funding to support […]

October 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Orbex readies first launch

Kinloss, Scotland-based rocket launch services company, Orbex, is hiring 50 new staff in readiness for what it describes as “the company’s final push” for the first vertical rocket launch from UK soil. Many of the new jobs will support integrated testing of the complete rocket at the Orbex LP1 launch platform test facility at Kinloss. […]

August 24, 2022By Chris Forrester