In-Orbit – UK launch capability (EN 🇬🇧)


Sarah Cruddas discusses with Dan Etenberg (LIA Aerospace), Mike Curtis-Rouse (Satellite Applications Catapult), and Matt Escott (Protolaunch) about the next step in the UK space industry’s journey. 

Access to space in the UK is changing. New technologies emerge every year, creating the opportunity for new types of companies to exploit the power of space. The next natural step in the UK space industry’s journey, is launch. Spaceport sites have been planned across the UK, including in Scotland and Cornwall, which could cement the country as Europe’s most attractive destination for commercial spaceflight activities. But what will these spaceports look like, how will they operate, and what challenges are we facing? Our host Sarah Cruddas is joined remotely from the Westcott Space Cluster by Mike Curtis-Rouse from the Satellite Applications Catapult, and Matt Escott from Protolaunch, and from Argentina, Dan Etenberg from LIA Aerospace.

Produced by Story Ninety-Four in Oxford.