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Glasgow Is Centre Of Space Technology In UK

"In High Growth Scotland yesterday: A £14.7 million investment in a Glasgow-based satellite company will help create more than 260 jobs in Scotland’s space sector. On a visit to Spire Global, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the company has received one of the largest funding packages ever provided by Scottish Enterprise. Spire Global builds, tests and operates nanosatellites tracking aviation, maritime and weather patterns. The investment will enable it to move into new 40,000sq ft premises at Glasgow’s Skypark facility and increase its local workforce from 60 to 320 over the next five years...."
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com

8% Of The People But 20% Of The Space Sector Jobs

From Government EUROPA yesterday: ‘The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has announced the Scottish space sector is projected to be worth up to £4 billion (€4.63 billion) by 2030. Scotland’s space industry comprises a significant proportion of space endeavours in the UK as a whole, valued at £15 billion (€17.37 billion); and is growing at a rate of 3.3 per cent per annum. Nearly 20 per cent of the UK’s 41,900 space sector jobs are based in Scotland.’
https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com

Naval Shipbuilding And Scottish Independence

"Does this mean that shipbuilding activity in Scotland is destined to end? On the contrary, it seems that it has the opportunity to change and, much like every other socio-economic activity, follow the urgent need for sustainable alternatives. In this case, sustainable shipbuilding is a viable alternative with the potential for profit that makes it attractive to private investors. For instance, wind-propulsion technologies have the potential to offer to shipping companies double-digit savings on fuel consumption."
http://www.businessforscotland.com

8% Of The UK Population But 20% Of The UK Space Jobs

"From the Scottish Government’s Space Exploration and Affordable Housing Department today: ‘Scotland’s space sector could be worth £4 billion by 2030, Innovation Minister Ivan McKee said today. Speaking during a parliamentary debate on Scotland’s space sector potential, Mr McKee outlined the Scottish Government’s ambitious plans to introduce at least one spaceport by the early 2020s. More small satellites are built in Glasgow than any other place in Europe, and nearly a fifth of all UK space jobs are based in Scotland. Findings from the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry 2018 report show a 27% increase in the number of space organisations in Scotland. There are now more than 130 space organisations in Scotland – including the headquarters of 83 UK space industry firms – and these organisations generate a combined income of £140 million.’"
https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com