Space Industry Engineer, Ben Jarvis, Joins the SaxaVord Spaceport Team

20th Sep 2021
Space Industry Engineer, Ben Jarvis, Joins the SaxaVord Spaceport Team

Saxavord Spaceport is making headways in its goal to launch small satellites from the UK. Its team is continuing to grow after Ben Jarvis, founder of Raptor Aerospace, came onboard. He joins the team as the new manager in charge of launch campaigns.

This role suits Jarvis based on his experience spanning three decades in sub-orbital and atmospheric rocket launches. He’s worked in the UK and across the world.

According to Frank Strang, SaxaVord Spaceport CEO, having him on their team is quite crucial. Jarvis comes with exemplary knowledge about the UK space industry, especially where launches are concerned.

The site is taking steps to start delivering payloads to space by 2022, which is why the Raptor Aerospace founder must join the team.

The UK Plans to Deliver Payloads to Orbit with the Help of SaxaVord Spaceport team

Plans are underway to have the first rocket launch from UK soil take place in Unst. The site will host vertical space launches to deliver the payloads to LEO (Lower Earth Orbit).

There’s close collaboration between the SaxaVord Spaceport and the local community. The goal is to have as little impact on the environment and maximum for the economy. Having Ben Jarvis on the team is critical to this goal by the UK space industry.

He’s pretty knowledgeable in all matters involving the space industry when it comes to successful deliveries. Jarvis has a well-known fondness for rockets. He’s a hobbyist who’s also a space rocket engineer with a vast collection of personal space vehicles.

In addition, he’s been present at over 8,000 events worldwide and will play a crucial role in the future of the SaxaVord Spaceport team.

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