Consultation outcome

Spaceport: locations and criteria

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Summary and government response to the consultation on criteria to determine the location of a UK spaceport

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Detail of outcome

This publication explains the government’s response and decisions following our consultation on criteria and feasible locations for a UK spaceport. The release of the response was announced by the Department for Transport on the 3 March 2015.

Feedback received

Spaceport locations and criteria: consultation responses received (a to l)

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Spaceport locations and criteria: consultation responses received (m to z)

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Detail of feedback received

We received 39 responses to this consultation.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeking views on the conclusions and recommendations on criteria and potentially feasible locations for a UK spaceport.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

Consultation seeking views on the 8 potential locations identified as a commercial sub-orbital spaceflight spaceport and the:

  • key operational
  • safety
  • meteorological
  • environmental
  • economic

criteria used by the Civil Aviation Authority in selection.

Documents

Supporting commercial spaceplane operations in the UK

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Published 15 July 2014
Last updated 3 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added responses received to the consultation and the government's decision document.
  2. First published.