How Space is affecting communities and business

Future Focus; UK at Expo 2020

Nov 19 2021 • 23 mins

David Oxley is Director of Strategic Projects with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Scotland’s regional economic and community development agency covering the North and West of Scotland. David and his team are behind the Space Hub Sutherland – a facility that would enable vertical rockets to launch small satellites into low Earth polar and sun-synchronous orbits.  In this podcast episode, host Rachael Everard chats with David as he shares his vision to develop the ‘world’s greenest spaceport’, the importance of such facilities being developed in the UK, and how the UK is well placed to accomplish this. He also expounds on sustainability – how the spaceport is taking the environment into consideration in its construction, and how HIE works with the local community to ensure that they part of the space port’s development as they should be.