Startup UK horizontal-launch service provider Orbital Access seeks crowdfunding

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — British startup horizontal launch services provider Orbital Access has started a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of collecting $2.7 million in investment that will trigger a grant from the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA).

The campaign is managed through Space Starters and is scheduled to end in early January.

Orbital Access’s business plan appears to assume that most smallsat-dedicated launch startups fail to materialize — not a wild assumption given that there are literally dozens of them.

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