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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

Scotland’s Orbex seeks rocket launch licence

Orbex, based at Sutherland’s Space Hub, says it has made a successful submission for its launch licence to the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). “Orbex has already successfully completed pre-application meetings with the CAA, the UK’s new space regulator. It has now progressed to the application stage, becoming one of the first UK launch operators […]

February 4, 2022

Orbex starts UK rocket launch site build

Orbex, a private, small satellite launch services provider, has started construction of its first launch platform – the first orbital space launchpad to be built in the UK for more than half a century. Orbex says it has commissioned Motive Offshore Group, a Scottish company specialising in the design and manufacture of marine and lifting […]

December 10, 2021By Chris Forrester