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UK Spaceport: Square, vaporware pegs being forced into bodged regulation and square site holes
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UK Spaceport: Square, vaporware pegs being forced into bodged regulation and square site holes

by AstroAggregatorJuly 15, 2014

Today the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority released (to great pre-released fanfare) a shortlist of sites being considered for the site of a UK spaceport. Unfortunately, I fear that this release is based much more on hype than solid capability. As the idea currently stands it is overtly speculative, based on designs that largely have yet to materialise, using a site that has yet to be chosen (while likely requiring large investment that hasn’t been announced yet) and requiring the formation of either dedicated government bodies and legislation, or the massive, rapid adaptation of existing ones.

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