Blogarchiv
Raumfahrt - Neue Gesetzgebung könnte Schottland ein riesiger Schritt für Weltraumhäfen geben

20.06.2017

.

Space flight bill could create ‘thriving hub’ in Scotland

An artist's impression image of the proposed spaceport at Machrihanish. Picture: Contributed

An artist's impression image of the proposed spaceport at Machrihanish. Picture: Contributed

A space flight bill to be included in the Queen’s Speech could see Scotland become “a thriving hub” for the industry, according to the secretary of state for Scotland. 

New powers would see the launch of satellites from the UK for the first time, horizontal flights to the edge of space for scientific experiments and the creation of spaceports across the UK.

 

A number of Scottish sites have expressed an interest in the project, including Prestwick, Machrihanish and Stornoway.

Scottish secretary David Mundell said: “This new legislation on space ports will be a giant leap forward for Scotland’s ambitious space and satellite sector. It will give each of our potential spaceports a fantastic opportunity to establish Scotland as a thriving hub for commercial spaceflight.

“By capitalising on our existing scientific expertise, a Scottish spaceport would create new, skilled jobs and drive economic growth.”

More than 38,000 jobs rely on the UK’s space industry, which is worth £13.7 billion to the economy. The global market for launching satellites is estimated to be £25bn over the next 20 years.

New powers would be given for a wide range of new spaceflight, including vertically-launched rockets, spaceplanes, satellite operation, spaceports and other technologies.

It would take the UK into the commercial space age by enabling small satellite launch and spaceflight from UK spaceports. And it will create new opportunities for the UK’s scientific community to carry out research in a microgravity environment by giving British scientists easier access.

The legislation comes as part of a series of bills aimed at infrastructure.

Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing for the Queen’s Speech tomorrow but has not yet struck a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority government. The event sets out the Prime Minister’s legislative plans for the coming year.

Quelle: The Scotsman

+++

Spaceport bill could see Scotland become industry 'hub'

New powers to be announced in Queen's Speech lauded by Scottish secretary.

 
Stornoway Spaceport: Concept art of how the base could look.
Stornoway Spaceport: Concept art of how the base could look. UK Space Agency

A space flight bill to be included in the Queen's Speech could see Scotland become "a thriving hub" for the industry, according to the Scottish secretary.

New powers would see the launch of satellites from the UK for the first time, horizontal flights to the edge of space for scientific experiments and the creation of spaceports across the UK.

A number of Scottish sites have expressed an interest in the project, including Prestwick, Machrihanish and Stornoway.

Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell said: "This new legislation on space ports will be a giant leap forward for Scotland's ambitious space and satellite sector.

"It will give each of our potential spaceports a fantastic opportunity to establish Scotland as a thriving hub for commercial spaceflight.

"By capitalising on our existing scientific expertise, a Scottish spaceport would create new, skilled jobs and drive economic growth."

 
 

More than 38,000 jobs rely on the UK's space industry, which is worth £13.7bn to the economy.

The global market for launching satellites is estimated to be £25bn over the next 20 years.

New powers would be given for a wide range of new spaceflight, including vertically-launched rockets, spaceplanes, satellite operation, spaceports and other technologies.

It would take the UK into the commercial space age by enabling small satellite launch and spaceflight from UK spaceports.

And it will create new opportunities for the UK's scientific community to carry out research in a microgravity environment by giving British scientists easier access.

The legislation comes as part of a series of bills aimed at infrastructure.

Theresa May is preparing for the Queen's Speech on Wednesday but has not yet struck a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority government.

The event sets out the Prime Minister's legislative plans for the coming year.

Quelle: stv

+++

Government announces bill to boost UK space sector

The Government will introduce legislation allowing satellites and scientific missions to be launched from UK spaceports for the first time. 

Russian satellite on display at the Paris Air ShowRussian satellite on display at the Paris Air Show
Credit: 
Marina Lystseva/Tass/PA Images

Ministers have announced plans for three bills to boost infrastructure in tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech: one on the next phase of HS2 from the Midlands to the north west, one to encourage more people to use electric cars, and one on spaceflight technology.

The Government will lay out its legislative agenda for the next two years tomorrow, with the process of transferring European Union laws onto the UK statute book via the Great Repeal Bill expected to dominate much of the parliamentary business over that period.

 
 

But ministers have also stressed that the Government will go ahead with plans to realise the “modern industrial strategy” it launched earlier this year, including pursuing a greater role in the commercial space sector.

“The powers will allow the launch of satellites from the UK for the first time, horizontal flights to the edge of space for scientific experiments and the establishment and operation of spaceports in regions across the UK,” the Government said of the bill.

“The legislation will ensure the UK can take advantage of these new markets, overcome dependence on foreign launch services and benefit from the development of new spaceports and supply chains.”

The UK's space sector is worth an estimated £13.7bn a year to the economy already.

The HS2 bill will cover the legal powers necessary to build and run the part of the line going from the Midlands to the north.

And the Government will also legislate to make sure that drivers of electric vehicles only have to register once to use any charging points in the country, rather than the array of different processes at the moment.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: “We are absolutely determined to give Britain the transport infrastructure it needs so that we can thrive and grow as we leave the European Union.

“The measures we outline this week will ensure our legal structures are ready for the high skill, highly paid jobs of the future, while backing the transport projects that will make journeys better for ordinary working people.

“It’s only by backing infrastructure through our Modern Industrial Strategy that we can spread prosperity and opportunity around the country.”

Quelle: Politics Home

+++

 

 

 
586 Views