UK government to prospective spaceport, launcher operators: 900 pages of regulations are about to land

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The treaty-level agreement on the using U.S. rocket technology in Britain will make possible U.S. companies’ operations at British spaceports and does not place limits on British development of its own launch-vehicle technology, the UK Space Agency (UKSA) said.

The U.S.-U.K Technology Safeguards Agreement (TSA), signed June 16, will add costs to British launch operations but puts within reach the Spaceport Cornwall goal of a Virgin Orbit launch in 2022.

Virgin Orbit has . . .

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