A project to evaluate the suitability of Shetland’s northernmost island as a location to launch rockets using air balloons has been given a £15,000 boost.
Shetland Space Centre
The team behind the proposed spaceport in Unst is finalising an outline planning application for both launch and ground facilities as the project progresses.
A former RAF officer leading Shetland’s bid to host the UK’s first satellite-launching base has revealed why he is convinced his team is “winning” the space race.
Space wars have erupted in the Highlands amid explosive claims that the region’s development body has been “working against” rocket-launching projects on the islands.
Shetland’s bid to send rockets into space has been boosted by the signing of a new deal with a similar project at the opposite end of Britain.
An ambitious bid to transform Unst in Shetland into a space station has taken another major step forward.
Shetland has moved a major step towards hosting its own space centre – just days after plans for a satellite-launching site in Sutherland won backing.
Shetland Space Centre has been invited to take part in this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.