UK Aviation Regulator Limbers Up For Space Role

UK spaceport
Lockheed Martin and ABL Space Systems are vying with Orbex to be the first to launch from a UK spaceport in 2022.
Credit: Lockheed Martin
The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has promised to be a light-touch regulator of spaceflight, after the organization’s responsibilities were extended toward the stars. As the nation’s new space regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is tasked with awarding licenses to UK-based or international...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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