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Space Café Radio – the Space above Scotland – with Richard Lochhead, MSP

Torsten Kriening and Richard Lochhead during the Space Cafe Radio recording; Credits: SpaceWatch.Global

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Richard LochheadMember of the Scottish Parliament and Minister for Small Business, Innovation, Tourism and Trade just before the Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen.

Torsten and Minister Lochhead spoke about the space industry in Scotland. Mr Lochhead highlights the rapid growth and impact of the space sector in Scotland, particularly in manufacturing small satellites. He mentions the presence of companies like Spire, AAC Clyde Space, and Mangata, which contribute to Scotland’s reputation as a satellite manufacturing hub.
They also discussed the role of universities in Scotland in providing talent and research for the space industry. Mr Lochhead emphasizes the economic benefits of the space sector, including higher-value jobs and export opportunities. He also talks about Scotland’s focus on space sustainability and the support available from the Scottish government for companies interested in settling in Scotland.

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