Europe Funds UK Work on Horizontal Launch UK startup Orbital Access has received a €200,000 ($229,000) European Space Agency (ESA) contract to advance work on its concept for a small-satellite launcher based on a modified commercial aircraft. The four-month contract, awarded under ESA’s Two-Stage-to-Orbit (TSTO) technology program, follows a preliminary feasibility analysis completed in 2016 under a £250,000 ($327,000) grant from the UK Space Agency. The Future UK Small ...


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