Spaceport Cornwall

The Spaceport Cornwall project is planned for Newquay Airport in conjunction with Richard Branson‘s Virgin Orbit having secured funding from UK Space Agency & Cornwall Council.

It is planned that the Spaceport Cornwall will facilitate the horizontal launch of rockets carrying small satellite payloads from the underwing of Boeing 747s.

There have been a number of objections to the project by local environmental campaigners with the Extinction Rebellion staging a dramatic protest during the Cornwall Council’s funding meeting. Funding went ahead regardless.