The LaunchUK winning consortium of Deimos UK and UKLSL, led by Orbex.
UKLSL played a pivotal role in the Orbex and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) Consortium who successfully bid for UK government funding to develop a commercial small satellite launch service operating from the UKVL Spaceport in Sutherland, Scotland. The first Launch is planned for 2021.
Orbex is constructing a completely re-thought and re-designed orbital launch vehicle, called Prime, to deliver small satellites into Earth’s orbit. The launch site will the A’Mhoine peninsula in Sutherland, Northern Scotland. Within the project, UKLSL, along with consortium partner Deimos Space UK, will develop many of the services required to support the launch operations, including range, weather support and regulatory approvals and licenses. These tasks have been assigned to UKLSL due to our expertise across the borders of the various stakeholders and review of our previous contributions to initiating the revival of a UK Launch capability.