Spaceport Cornwall is the UK’s Horizontal Launch
solution, utilising the state-of-the-art facilities at Cornwall Airport Newquay
and Goonhilly Earth Station. A partnership between Cornwall Council and Virgin
Orbit will result in a first launch by 2021.
Facilities at Cornwall Airport Newquay are
publicly owned by Cornwall Council and can be accessed via an application for
use, which may be progressed through the Enterprise Zone board if financial
support is being sought. Facilities at Goonhilly are privately
owned and can be accessed through the owners Goonhilly Earth Station as well
as the Enterprise Zone board if financial support is being sought.
|Existing Hardened Aircraft Shelters (HAS) are
available for rocket and propulsion testing.|||
Hardened Aircraft Shelters suitable for rocket
|With one of the longest runways in the UK
(2744m), state-of-the-art infrastructure, direct access to the sea, uncongested
airspace and low residential build-up, the airport has the facilities in place
to operate now. |||
Newquay/St Mawgan runway
Facilities at Goonhilly Earth Station allow
Tracking, monitoring and mission control. Goonhilly is the world’s largest
satellite earth receiving station with commercial deep space communications.
||| Goonhilly Downs space tracking station |