A picturesque corner of Northern Scotland looks set to become the gateway for Britain’s first ventures into low-Earth-orbit smallsat and cubesat launch. The UK’s first vertical-launch spaceport at Melness on the A’Mhoine Peninsula in Sutherland could support as many as 10 launches a year when it opens for business, possibly in 2020.  A pathfinder mission launching a constellation of Orbital Micro Systems-developed weather satellites will prove the site’s ...

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