SaxaVord Spaceport in Shetland Should Finally Take Off This Year

7th Jan 2022
SaxaVord Spaceport in Shetland Should Finally Take Off This Year

Since 2016, many of the Scottish space companies, including the Shetland Spaceport, have already increased their number of employees by over 65%. By 2030, the newly formed Scottish Space sector is planning to create around 20,000 jobs and secure £4 billion from the world’s entire space market.

SaxaVord Spaceport in Shetland Is Not the Only Scottish Space Project

Aside from hosting Europe’s largest space launch facility, people at the SaxaVord Spaceport also have the intention to lower emissions and support the use of satellites so that environmental monitoring is possible. This would be an environmental strategy that has not been seen in the world so far.

For now, Scotland is one of this planet’s best locations for small satellite manufacturing. However, the companies building satellites in Scotland still need to ship their products to India, Kazakhstan, or the US for launch. Launching from the SaxaVord Spaceport in Shetland will make things cheaper and, thus, simpler. It will mean that Scottish corporations and the Shetland Spaceport will have more space to not only construct, but also to launch and even manoeuvre.

According to a UK Space spokesperson, the following year is going to be very thrilling for the Shetland Spaceport and the space sector in Scotland. In fact, the Shetland Spaceport is expected to launch the first rocket from the UK this year.

Shetland Space Port Will Inject More Than £7 million Into the Market

The SaxaVord Spaceport in Shetland should create 70 jobs in Shetland and another 140 domestically, giving back to the financial system more than £7 million, which is a great sum to use, especially as far as investing in the future goes.

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