UK Space Agency Supports RFA through BOOST Programme

08 November 2023
GeoSpatial World

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The UK Space Agency has invested £3.5 million in Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) UK to develop the technologies necessary to launch from SaxaVord Spaceport in Scotland, creating dozens of jobs and growing the Scottish cluster as a key part of the UK space sector.

The investment is part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Boost! program and will help RFA UK and SaxaVord spaceport prepare for their first launch, creating high skilled jobs and supporting the UK Government’s vision for the UK to be Europe’s most attractive launch destination by 2030.

The Scottish space sector continues to go from strength to strength with the latest figures showing an almost £40 million increase in income and more than 100 new highly-skilled jobs with support from the UK Government.