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How It All Started
UK Launch Services Ltd is a leading provider of specialised spaceflight solutions offering scalable services for companies of all sizes. Today we offer smart, innovative services to clients worldwide.
UKLSL was founded by two space sector experts with over 50 years of combined experience in the satellite and launch industry, including board-level roles in major space companies. We have end-to-end experience in space missions, both institutional and commercial as customers, suppliers, and advisors to the insurance industry. Our backgrounds stem from the small satellite and launch industries, orbital and suborbital.
UKLSL was created due to the desire of the founders to apply their knowledge, expertise and experience to help the UK achieve its goal of establishing sovereign launch services and capabilities after that objective was stated at the first UK Space Conference in 2011.
The early studies into the technical and commercial feasibility of launch from the UK, undertaken and led by the founders of UKLSL, formed the basis of the services we now offer.
Since 2017 UKLSL have specialised in assisting states to establish launch capabilities and enabling potential launch sites, spaceports and launch service providers to create commercially attractive launch service business and operational models.
The founders of UKLSL helped develop the initial business case for the UK commercial spaceflight programme, which has since received over £50M in public investment and supported preliminary regulatory development with the UK's Civil Aviation Authority.