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Cornwall to be site of first satellite launches from UK

Spaceport Cornwall in Newquay expected to launch first satellites from the UK this summer

The first satellites ever to be lofted into space from the UK will launch from Spaceport Cornwall in Newquay this summer, the government has announced.

The Prometheus-2 mission will launch two shoebox-sized satellites, known as cubesats, both of which were built by In-Space Missions in Hampshire and designed with Airbus Defence and Space.

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