UK Eyes European Lead For Satellite Launch

Orbex vertical launcher
Orbex is among several operators vying to be the first to perform a vertical orbital launch from the UK. The company recently erected its prototype Prime launcher to support testing at its site in Scotland.
Credit: Orbex
The UK is hoping to anchor its position as the prime location for European small-satellite launch services as it looks toward a first in-country liftoff by the end of this summer. Six payloads are scheduled to be onboard Virgin Orbit’s initial LauncherOne flight from the UK’s Spaceport Cornwall...

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