The space sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK economy. In the last four years it’s grown at a rate of 6.6% compared to 1.7% for the rest of the economy. 30,000 new jobs will be created in the sector by 2030.
The UK is a world leader in space technology and science, and UK teams are involved in dozens of missions from spacecraft orbiting other planets to the many satellites monitoring the Earth. The UK is also a leader in the application of space derived data, and has become a very attractive place to incubate or start a new business.
Space technology affects almost every part of our lives from weather forecasting and satellite TV, to global communications and navigation. A career in the space industry could include any of these areas and much more.
You might be working on a new satellite or developing technology to map a distant planet. You could be helping to make new discoveries about our solar system or using satellites to study pollution on Earth. You might be connecting the world’s most remote communities or helping aid agencies reach a disaster zone.
Cornwall is leading some of the biggest innovations currently taking place in space.
Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd is leading missions to the Moon, Deep Space and beyond. Goonhilly Earth Station already offers a range of satellite services to companies worldwide.
Cornwall Airport Newquay has state-of-the-art infrastructure, one of the UK's longest runways, uncongested airspace, direct maritime access and an unparalleled aviation environment.
With a dedicated horizontal launch site, the world’s most capable satellite ground station, deep space communications, earth observation, flight testing and satellite launches, Cornwall is rapidly becoming a world leading technology destination for businesses.
Goonhilly’s Enterprise Zone status is unique in the Space industry and makes the Earth Station one of the best places to grow a space business.
Aerohub's Enterprise Zone is located at Cornwall Airport Newquay. It's goal is to help space start-up businesses, attract investment, and facilitating collaborative projects.
Cornwall is home to several globally recognized training and research centres.
Below is a map of all the businesses already linked to the space industry in Cornwall:
To find out more about these businesses and their plans visit - Space Industry in Cornwall | Aerospace Cornwall
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