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Spaceport plan rockets forward

editor@campbeltowncourier.co.uk

SO FAR the closest Kintyre has got to space is a piece of jewellery made in Carradale hanging round astronaut Tim Peake’s neck.

It could all change if Discover Space UK (DSUK), the spaceport arm of Machrihanish Airbase Community Company, is successful in gaining a licence to launch and operate a spacecraft, satellite or manage activities in outer space.

DSUK chairman Tom Millar told the Courier that in the next couple of weeks it hopes to arrange meetings with the UK Space Agency to discuss the detail of the licensing regime.

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