Launch plans are ready for blast- off

Bosses say rocket dream “closer than ever”

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much the same way as a con­ven­tional air­craft.” The air­port has al­ready signed a land­mark deal with Hous­ton Space­port to work on the de­vel­op­ment of the £ 320mil­lion project. And Jen­ner added: “The main dif­fer­ences will be the fu­elling, power of the ve­hi­cle, what it is car­ry­ing – which will most likely be satel­lites – and where it is go­ing. “The changes to the air­port in­fra­struc­ture will ini­tially be min­i­mal and not very vis­i­ble to the pub­lic as they will be con­cen­trated on the air­field. “How­ever, this will just be the start and once we be­gin op­er­a­tions, we will be able to con­tin­u­ally de­velop as a space­port as tech­nol­ogy ad­vances. “This is an ex­cit­ing thing for Ayr­shire. “It could be­come the host of the first com­mer­cial space­port in the UK and Europe. “This has the po­ten­tial to be trans­for­ma­tional for the lo­cal and re­gional economy, at­tract­ing more com­pa­nies to es­tab­lish them­selves in or around the air­port and cre­at­ing high value jobs for gen­er­a­tions to come.”

The fu­ture How the Space­port will look

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