Machrihanish Spaceport Cluster Plan
UK Launch Services Ltd led a project to establish a plan for the Machrihanish Airbase Community Company (MACC) to develop the decommissioned airbase into a functional spaceport. The objective was to develop an economically and environmentally sustainable cluster of spaceflight-related businesses that bring economic and social prosperity to the local community and region.
The developed concept includes:
Future orbital launch & return services.
Vertical rocket launch to 10km+.
High altitude platforms
UKLSL led the project, engaging with stakeholders and ensuring a shared vision throughout.
During our time on the project we were able to deliver the following:
HMRC Green Book compliant full business case.
A costed master plan to transform areas of the brownfield site to support spaceflight services.
Market study with the participation of almost 200 UK companies and a series of focus groups.
Environment & sustainability roadmap, including environmental risk and opportunities register, sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement plan, socio-economic report and environmental management plan.
Promotional material and marketing video.
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