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From a survey by ADS and reported in Insider magazine, Scotland’s space sector generates more income than the defence or aerospace industries. Space-related activity generated £2.5 billion in 2017 while aerospace and defence generated £2 billion and £1.9 billion respectively. Is that last figure, also, temporarily inflated by the aircraft carriers and so not likely to be a very sustainable revenue stream?
Reading this report reminded me of the useful pub question, ‘Which European city manufactures the most space satellites?’ No, it’s Glasgow! Who would get that right? See this for more:
Glasgow builds more satellites than any other European city and Edinburgh firm makes breakthrough in satellite propulsion