The UK’s space industry is thriving, with significant growth in income, high-skilled employment and exports valuing the sector at £14.8 billion. Now, with Spaceport Cornwall set to start satellite launches with Virgin Orbit in 2021, you may find yourself wondering what the benefits of commercialising the space sector are. Produced by Cornwall cottages provider Stay In Cornwall, the Spaceport Case File dissects figures on the UK space industry to reveal the potential environmental, economical and educational benefits of spaceports, and shows why we should be shooting for the stars...
The Stay in Cornwall Spaceport Case File
Stay in Cornwall's Spaceport Case File analyses official government reports covering the UK space sector, looking at its carbon emissions, economical impact, employment rate and educational interest to date. The case file also looks at the UK's key space explorations, contributions and discoveries, to highlight the history surrounding spaceports.
Sources include the Office for National Statistics, Spaceport Cornwall, London Economics and the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy.