Britain’s space sector took one giant leap when the site of its first vertical launch spaceport was announced. The proposed space port at Sutherland in the north of Scotland has been awarded $3.3 million in funding by the government-owned U.K. Space Agency to develop a ground-breaking launch site, reports Xinhua.

Government Business Secretary Greg Clark on Monday launched the Great British Space Age that will see vertically-launched space rockets and satellites take off from the new spaceport.

UK Space Agency said it selected the Sutherland site because Scotland is the best place in Britain to reach highly sought-after satellite orbits with vertically launched rockets.IANS

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