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Spirit AeroSystems, Astraius boost UK launch ambitions

Aerostructures manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems and commercial space launch specialist Astraius are collaborating to enhance future satellite launch capabilities from Prestwick Spaceport. During a visit to the Spaceport by Scottish Government Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism, and Enterprise Ivan McKee, the companies commemorated the announcement with a signing ceremony. Prestwick Spaceport, a joint partnership between Glasgow […]

March 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Astraius, Northrop Grumman partner for Prestwick launch

Astraius, the UK-based, horizontal launch company, has announced two key suppliers for its launch solution. Northrop Grumman has been selected as the first and second stage motor supplier, and Exquadrum will provide the upper-stage motor. Astraius is on-track for first launch in Spring 2024. The announcement received the support of the UK Space Agency at […]

July 19, 2022

Prestwick Spaceport partners with Astraius

Prestwick Spaceport has secured a launch partner for its spaceport development in a landmark deal that will boost Scotland’s space industry ambitions and create an important strategic asset for the UK. The spaceport, represented by Glasgow Prestwick Airport and South Ayrshire Council, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UK-based, commercially-operated horizontal ‘air launch’ […]

September 22, 2021