Motion S5M-13429: Scotland’s Space Sector

09 Aug 2018

That the Parliament recognises the potential of the Scottish space sector; understands that, in 2017, it was revealed that Glasgow builds more satellites than any other European city, thanks to the focus on micro-satellites from companies such as Clyde Space and Spire Global; notes that a site between Tongue and Durness has been chosen as the country’s first vertical launch spaceport, and acknowledges the calls for Prestwick to be selected as the horizontal launch site; welcomes the contribution of £130 million to Scotland’s economy by the space industry, including 7,000 jobs; notes the recent start-up, the Asteroid Mining Corporation, which has been founded by Mitch Hunter-Scullion and aims to ensure that Scotland is at the forefront of potential asteroid mining, and welcomes the support of the public and private sectors towards innovation in the space industry.