SaxaVord spaceport with a completed launch stool visible. Photo: SaxaVord Spaceport

SaxaVord Spaceport secures government investment

SaxaVord spaceport with a completed launch stool visible. Photo: SaxaVord Spaceport By Hans J Marter, Published by Shetland News, 6 March 2024 THE UK Government is to invest £10 million into SaxaVord Spaceport to help accelerate its capital works programme. The announcement was made by Jeremy Hunt, the UK chancellor,

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New British laser weapon in successful high power firing

A Dragonfire laser test-fired in the Hebrides Range in Scotland, January 2024 (Image: Wikipedia) By George Allison, Published by UK Defence Journal, 19 January 2024 During a trial at the MOD’s Hebrides Range, the DragonFire laser directed energy weapon (LDEW) system achieved the UK’s first high-power firing of a laser weapon

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UK Space Agency boosts plans for launches

By Tom Dunlop, Published by UK Defence Journal, 8 January 2024 The UK Space Agency has announced a £6.7 million investment in two companies, Orbex and HyImpulse, to develop sustainable launch technologies. This investment, part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Boost! Programme, aims to position the UK as Europe’s

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