Multi-Million Pound Funding Package Pledged for UK Space Centre of Excellence in Ayrshire, Scotland

Artist’s rendering of Glasgow Prestwick Spaceport (Credit: South Ayreshire Council)

AYR, Scotland (South Ayrshire Council PR) — A commitment to invest over £80 million [$106.3 million] in a UK Space Centre of Excellence in Ayrshire, was made by both UK and Scottish Governments, in partnership with South Ayrshire Council, as part of the Ayrshire Growth Deal signing.

The funding package will develop and support a wide range of new, cutting-edge aerospace and space activities around Glasgow Prestwick Airport, including a satellite launch site and a range of other advanced technology initiatives beyond space launch.

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Council to Spend £240,000 on Developing Spaceport, Aerospace Sector

Artist's rendering of Glasgow Prestwick Spaceport (Credit: South Ayreshire Council)
Artist’s rendering of Glasgow Prestwick Spaceport (Credit: South Ayreshire Council)

PRESTWICK, Scotland (South Ayrshire Council PR) — Plans to drive forward development at Prestwick in the aerospace and space hub sectors is to benefit from a major new project. South Ayrshire Council has agreed to joint fund a two-year support package designed to build Prestwick’s momentum as one of the UK’s leading aerospace clusters.

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