The Home to UK Launch

Spaceport Cornwall and Virgin Orbit will deliver the UK’s historic first orbital sovereign launch in 2022.

Who is
Spaceport Cornwall?

We are a multi-user spaceport project between Cornwall Council, The Local Enterprise Partnership, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd and Virgin Orbit, to provide horizontal satellite launch from Cornwall Airport Newquay, creating high paid jobs in Cornwall in a globally growing sector.

We are a new kind of spaceport.  Our ambition is to provide a safe, dedicated and responsible way to access space, which is capable of supporting small satellite launches and connecting people, business and ideas.

MULTI-USER OPERATIONS

One of the longest runways in the UK, uncongested airspace, and direct access to the sea creates a world class operational environment for orbital, sub-orbital, micro-gravity and experimental future flight technologies.


THE MOST SUSTAINABLE LAUNCH LOCATION IN THE WORLD

We want to be the world’s most environmentally responsible launch location, leading the way in attracting investment in cleaner technologies, driving positive change and pioneering practices which become the new industry standard.


CONNECTED

With daily flights to London, Manchester and other major UK and European cities, great road access, and Superfast Broadband as standard, Spaceport Cornwall is a modern launch location that makes doing business easy.


STATE OF THE ART INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Centre for Space Technologies
  • Payload Assembly, Integration, Testing
  • Mission Operations Rocket testing
  • R&D zone – Full Time or Pay-As-You-Go
  • Collaboration workspace
  • Linking industry and academia

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Our ambition is to provide a safe, dedicated and responsible way to access space, capable of supporting small satellite launches and connecting people, businesses and ideas.