Californian Rocket To Lead UK Satellite Launch Efforts

UK Pathfinder vertical launch concept
ABL is looking beyond the Pathfinder mission and plans to support European customers with regular launches from the Shetland Space Center.
Credit: Lockheed Martin UK Concept
Lockheed Martin is leaning on startup ABL Space Systems to help establish the UK as a firm fixture on the satellite launch map. Contracted by the UK Space Agency in 2018 to be the pathfinder for UK vertical launch, the company is hoping that ABL’s RS1 rocket can be the first into orbit with a launch...

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