Prestwick Spaceport is set to become one of Europe’s leading spaceports.
The development of space launch services at Prestwick is being led by Glasgow Prestwick Airport, an operational airport on the west coast of Scotland.
GPA is set 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. Investment in infrastructure to ensure that GPA is able to operate as a Spaceport, includes fuel storage, mixing areas, and blast protection. In addition, there will be investment to provide infrastructure for launch service providers (LSP) including a satellite integration facility, payload processing facility, mission control and range management systems.