Rockets get UK take-off
A SCOTTISH island has been identified as an “ideal location” for satellite launches.
Shetland Space Centre has already had some interest from commercial companies and the military.
The firm was created after a report by the UK Space Agency singled out Saxa Vord on the island of Unst as the preferred site. Rules dictate that spacecraft do not fly over “populated areas” and the north of Unst would give satellite launchers a clear, unobstructed route.
Shetland Space Centre director Frank Strang said: “From our discussions with experts, it is clear that the former Ministry of Defence aerial farm north would be ideal for satellite launches.”
SITE: Saxa Vord