Spaceport Cornwall is Europe’s first licensed spaceport and although we have unique intelligence on how to make launch happen, it is not all we do. We are developing a space and future flight ecosystem on-site and have opportunities for businesses to join us as we grow. Our future ambition is to have a world recognised cluster in the region working on all things space, flight, data, research and launch.
We also offer consultancy services to existing, new and emerging spaceports around the world. Read on to find out more…
Spaceport Cornwall is the first licensed Spaceport in the UK and the only operational spaceport in Europe. Our expert team are ready to help with any operational enquiry and help you through the UK space licensing and regulation requirements.
Located at Cornwall Airport Newquay, an active civilian airport with passenger flights around the UK and Europe, Spaceport Cornwall is a fully integrated commercial Air and Space Port, providing competitive, sustainable, safe access to unique aviation and space environments.
In the same way that the Airport works with multiple flight operators, Spaceport Cornwall works with multiple launch providers.
With open skies and a rich heritage of innovation, Cornwall is a natural place to test future flight technologies.
The Lizard Range at nearby Predannack Airfield is the UK’s best location for independent testing and evaluation of UAS technology. A number of drone companies have chosen to base themselves at Spaceport Cornwall and test at Predannack, ahead of mixed airspace being granted for commercial operations in the future.
Spaceport Cornwall is also supporting orbital return vehicles and other early stage future flight technology on site.
Part of the Cornwall Space Cluster, Spaceport Cornwall is home to a diverse range of launch and non-launch related space companies who collaborate as part of thriving year-round space ecosystem.
How to Design, Build and Operate a Spaceport
From inception to project completion the Spaceport Cornwall team has experience of all aspects of spaceport development including:
- Strategy/Vision Development,
- Space Sector Cluster Development,
- Community Engagement,
As the first licensed spaceport in the UK, our team of industry experts has a unique understanding of what it takes to successfully develop a spaceport and launch capability. The Team is passionate about bringing down the barriers of accessing space and helping other countries achieve sovereign launch capability.