Ambitious plan aims to create 20,000 jobs.
EDINBURGH (Scotland Government PR) — A new strategy to secure a £4 billion share of the global space market for the Scottish economy has been published. [Download PDF]
The Scottish Space Strategy sets out plans to develop a network of satellite launch sites, pursue green technologies and build on existing strengths in data analysis and research.
A collaboration between the Scottish Government and its enterprise agencies, industry group Space Scotland and the Scottish Space Academic Forum, its main aims include:
- Positioning Scotland as a global leader for commercial space developments.
- Establishing a range of managed launch and orbital services, supporting the largest launch capability in Europe.
- Developing a world-leading environmental strategy for Scotland’s space industry, from reducing emissions to supporting the use of satellite data for environmental monitoring.
- Building Scotland’s international economic opportunities through increased exports and target inward investment to plug critical gaps in capability.