Prestwick Spaceport Receives Visit from Houston Space Director

Following Prestwick Spaceport’s recent launch partnership announcement with UK horizontal ‘air launch’ company Astraius, Central Ayrshire MP Dr Philippa Whitford has met with Professor David Alexander OBE, from the board of directors of Houston Spaceport Development Corporation, to discuss plans for the future and to strengthen ties between the two facilities. The pair were later joined by Theo Leijser, the Service Lead for Economy & Regeneration at South Ayrshire Council. …

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Prestwick Spaceport moves closer to lift off with Astraius partnership

Glasgow Prestwick Airport 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 airport, together with its partner South Ayrshire Council, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Astraius, the leading UK based, commercially operated horizontal ‘air launch’ company. The agreement brings together proven horizontal launch technology – which …

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Prestwick on a trajectory to become Europe’s leading space hub

PRESTWICK Spaceport is “on track to become the continent’s leading space hub” as it steps up its marketing and operational efforts, whilst moving forward with launch partner discussions. The Spaceport has already secured a multi-million pound funding boost through the Ayrshire Growth Deal which is enabling it to undergo a highly ambitious space programme. It is now setting out to create an unrivalled space supply-chain network, boosted by a location …

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