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Shetland Space Centre changes its name to SaxaVord Spaceport

Paris, 1 July 2021. – The Shetland Space Centre is changing its name to SaxaVord Spaceport, the center said.

The rocket launch site and ground station, located in the UK’s most northerly island of Unst, Shetland, is the designated site of next year’s UK Pathfinder launch by Lockheed Martin and ABL Systems.

And as they seek to make Shetland synonymous with the new space economy as well as build on their existing client base, the company’s owners recognised that the time was right to be clear about its vision, mission, values and behaviours and rebrand In order to position itself at the heart of the new space economy in Europe.

Saxa Vord is the name of the highest hill in Unst which overlooks both the launch site and the former RAF Saxa Vord base where launch control and mission support personnel will be accommodated.

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