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SaxaVord gets full building permission

Scottish satellite launch operator SaxaVord, which is developing a satellite launch facility at Unst in the Shetland Isles, has received its final planning approvals. The Scottish Government has confirmed that it will not call-in plans for SaxaVord Spaceport’s Launch and Range Control Centre (LRCC) and for a new section of road to improve access to […]

May 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

SaxaVord Spaceport, Spaceport Cornwall latest

Scotland’s SaxaVord Spaceport has announced a new partnership with Astra Space. Not to be outdone, Spaceport Cornwall at the other end of the UK has enjoyed the British government confirm that it will handle its first satellite launch this summer. Nasdaq-listed Astra, whose mission is to improve life on earth from space, successfully completed its […]

May 10, 2022

Scotland’s SaxaVord spaceport close to approval

On the heels of last week’s planning approval Scotland’s SaxaVord (at Unst in the Shetland isles) spaceport has now applied to the aviation regulator for an operating licence. SaxaVord says it has formally submitted its Spaceport and Range Licence applications this week to the industry regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Once regulatory approval has […]

March 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Scotland approves SaxaVord launch site

The plan to start launching rockets and small satellites from SaxaVord on the island of Uist in Scotland has moved much closer to achievement with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) withdrawing its objections to the scheme. SaxaVord has still to achieve Planning Permission from the Shetland Islands Council. SaxaVord chief executive Frank Strang said: “We are […]

January 21, 2022By Chris Forrester