/First UK satellite launch in summer 2022
First UK satellite launch in summer 2022

First UK satellite launch in summer 2022

First UK satellite launch in summer 2022 – new mission for the people

The first satellite launch from the UK will take place this summer. The Defence Procurement Minister, Jeremy Quin announced today that the Prometheus-2 take-off to be from Spaceport Cornwall in Newquay.

Built by In-Space Missions Ltd, based in Hampshire, and designed with Airbus Defence and Space. Prometheus-2 is a collaboration between the UK Ministry of Defence and international partners, including the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Two shoebox-sized satellites, ‘Cubesats’, will provide a test platform for monitoring radio signals including GPS and sophisticated imaging, paving the way for a more collaborative and connected space communication system with our allies.

This space mission will allow MOD to better understand how the UK and its international partners can work together to create a more capable and flexible system at a lower cost than could be achieved alone.

Will you be watching?  Is this an exciting mission for the UK?  Would you like to work for space missions?


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