Area Information

Useful Information

As information develops for the Space Hub Sutherland project we will publish all relevant reports in relation to the planning application in this section. 

External Reports:

21 February 2019

Spaceports: keeping people safe

The primary aim of this legislation is to make sure that commericial spaceflight operations do not pose an unaceptable risk of harming people near to where these operations are being carried out.

30 January 2019

UK space industry: size and health report 2018

The size and health survey represents the latest incarnation of the UK space industry every two years.  The UK Space Agency contracted London Economics to conduct this edition, covering the years 2015/16 and 2016/17. This report summarises the findings.

Infographic: size and health of the UK space industry, 2018

15 July 2018

UK Spaceflight programme

The UK is an attractive destination to grow commercial markets for small satellite launch and sub-orbital flight services. This guide explains how the UK Space Agency, Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority are working together to deliver the UK Spaceflight Programme, which will enable the growth of this market in the UK.

9 July 2018

Evaluation of the National Space Technology Programme (NSTP)

This evaluation, undertaken by the UK Space Agency analyses the benefits and economic impact analysis of the second round of NSTP. 

13 December 2015

National Space Policy

As Britain’s first European Space Agency astronaut prepares for his historic launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on 15 December, the Government is publishing the UK’s first ever National Space Policy – firmly placing the UK on the global stage for future space programmes.  With the UK aiming to become the European hub for commercial spaceflight and related space sector technologies, this new policy sets out the Government’s vision to capture a greater share of the world’s thriving space market. Working across the UK in partnership with the rapidly growing sector, this One Nation policy will ensure the UK seizes opportunities to deliver new business opportunities, create jobs and push the boundaries of our understanding of space.

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