SaxaVord, the first fully licensed vertical launch Spaceport in Europe

We are preparing for the first orbital launch in the autumn of 2024 at Lamba Ness in Unst, Shetland.

SaxaVord has secured Spaceport and Range licences from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for our developing site, which is designed for small rockets delivering payloads into low earth orbit.
We will host a first orbital launch by German rocket manufacturer Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA), which is currently undertaking an engine testing programme on site. This will run through the summer.

Our Vision

“Without belief a vision cannot be realised and without persistence a vision will fail. We believed and we persisted, and our vision is now reality.”