S2 EP8: UK Launch Capability

Series 2

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Access to space in the UK is changing. New technologies emerge every year, creating the opportunity for new types of companies to exploit the power of space.

The next natural step in the UK space industry’s journey, is launch.

Spaceport sites have been planned across the UK, including in Scotland and Cornwall, which could cement the country as Europe’s most attractive destination for commercial spaceflight activities. But what will these spaceports look like, how will they operate, and what challenges are we facing?

Episode Guests


Mike Curtis-Rouse

Head of Access to Space

Satellite Applications Catapult

Matt Escott

CEO & Co-Founder


Dan Etenberg


LIA Aerospace

Episode Host


Sarah Cruddas

Sarah is a space journalist, international TV host and award winning author. She has an academic background in astrophysics and is a global thought leader in the growing commercial space sector.

Within the space industry Sarah works at the highest level, traveling the globe working to develop the commercial space sector. She also sits on the board of directors of Space for Humanity, a global non-profit dedicated to democratising access to space and is an honorary advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation.

Sarah’s mission is to inspire a diverse audience about why space exploration matters, how it has shaped all of our lives and why we all need to look up a little more. Space is for everyone.

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