Prestwick Spaceport has the potential to become one of Europe’s leading spaceports.
The development of space launch services at Prestwick is being led by South Ayrshire Council with assistance from Glasgow Prestwick Airport, an operational airport on the west coast of Scotland.
GPA has the potential to become the leading horizontal launch Spaceport in Europe, providing by 2035 a range of services including micro gravity flights, air launch of satellites up to a mass of 800kg, human space flight and hypersonic flights services.
This builds on Prestwick’s unique combination of attributes: latitude; over sea take off; metrological conditions; and the strong cluster of innovative aerospace companies located adjacent to GPA.
The Spaceport is part of the Ayrshire Growth Deal’s ambitious and transformational Aerospace and Space Programme.