Set phasers tae Malky!
From the Scottish Government’s Space Exploration and Affordable Housing Department today:
‘Scotland’s space sector could be worth £4 billion by 2030, Innovation Minister Ivan McKee said today. Speaking during a parliamentary debate on Scotland’s space sector potential, Mr McKee outlined the Scottish Government’s ambitious plans to introduce at least one spaceport by the early 2020s. More small satellites are built in Glasgow than any other place in Europe, and nearly a fifth of all UK space jobs are based in Scotland. Findings from the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry 2018 report show a 27% increase in the number of space organisations in Scotland. There are now more than 130 space organisations in Scotland – including the headquarters of 83 UK space industry firms – and these organisations generate a combined income of £140 million.’
Earlier space-fillers at TuS: