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Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

16 July 2018

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A remote, boggy stretch of land on the north coast of Scotland is set to become the UK's first spaceport.

The A'Mhoine Peninsula in Sutherland has been chosen as the most suitable place from which to launch rockets vertically to put satellites in orbit.

The UK Space Agency is giving Highlands and Islands Enterprise £2.5m towards the development of the facility.

Source: BBC

Image credit: PERFECT CIRCLE - Artwork: This is what a Scottish spaceport could look like in the early 2020s.

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