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Debate: Building on Scotland’s Strengths in Technology and Engineering to Become Europe’s Leading Space Nation

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Debate: Building on Scotland’s Strengths in Technology and Engineering to Become Europe’s Leading Space Nation

March 14, 2019 15:20

 

That the Parliament welcomes the rapid growth of the Scottish space sector; notes that it now accounts for 18% of all jobs in the UK space industry; encourages investment in support of the ambition to deliver a full end-to-end space sector capability in Scotland, to build, launch and operate satellites; agrees that now is the time to take advantage of the strengths that Scotland has in technology, engineering and data science to realise this ambition; further agrees that Scotland's clear strengths in small satellite manufacturing and space data are starting points for success, laying the foundations for Scotland to become Europe’s leading space nation, and considers that this success will be enhanced by Scotland's plan to become the site of the first spaceport in Europe.