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Cornwall space launch: why launching rockets from UK soil can benefit industry and security

By Keith Ryden, Reader in Space Engineering, University of Surrey
Craig Underwood, Professor, University of Surrey
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Having the capability to launch satellites from UK soil has been a long time coming. The recent attempted launch from Cornwall did not succeed, despite high hopes.

Nevertheless, it marks an ambitious new chapter in the UK’s long record of space exploration. As a country, we are good at making satellites, but we have typically sent them overseas to be launched.

While this approach can work very well, there are limitations – and circumstances can quickly…The Conversation


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