Glasgow is centre of space technology in the UK

Sky News 2018

In High Growth Scotland yesterday:

A £14.7 million investment in a Glasgow-based satellite company will help create more than 260 jobs in Scotland’s space sector. On a visit to Spire Global, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the company has received one of the largest funding packages ever provided by Scottish Enterprise. Spire Global builds, tests and operates nanosatellites tracking aviation, maritime and weather patterns. The investment will enable it to move into new 40,000sq ft premises at Glasgow’s Skypark facility and increase its local workforce from 60 to 320 over the next five years.

Earlier evidence:

8% of the people 20% of the space sector jobs

May 11, 2019

Scotsman announces: ‘Scotland in strong position to host first UK spaceport’. I hope this isn’t anti-English ‘whitabootery’ comparing our locations with theirs!

January 17, 2018

Glasgow builds more satellites than any other European city and Edinburgh firm makes breakthrough in satellite propulsion

November 24, 2017

Scotland earns £2.5 billion from space technology in 2017

December 19, 2017

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