17 July 2018
Space News reports that space industry executives at the Farnborough Airshow “reacted enthusiastically to the news on Monday that the United Kingdom will invest in domestic spaceports.” The news is “especially good news for the burgeoning” small satellite industry, as more launch sites and vehicle choices will make it “possible to set up new constellations in months, not years,” GomSpace Chief Commercial Officer Borge Witthoft is paraphrased as predicting. Witthoft sees 2018 and 2019 as breakthrough years for small satellite launches. Draper Labs President and CEO Ken Gabriel believes that small satellites will become increasingly common. Gabriel added, “We will see this happen quickly, it’s aligned with the new guard of space.” (Image Credit: NASA)
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