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Lockheed Martin and Virgin Orbit

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL2257, tabled on 21 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding (1) Lockheed Martin, and (2) Virgin Orbit, received from the UK Space Flight Programme, and for what purpose.

Answered on

28 July 2021

The UK Spaceflight Programme has provided:

  • £23.5 million in two separate grants to Lockheed Martin. This includes £13.5m to establish launch operations at Saxa Vord Spaceport in Shetland and £10m for the research and development, build and flight demonstration an orbital manoeuvring vehicle.
  • £7.35m to Virgin Orbit as part of £20m central and local government funding to support horizontal launch by from Spaceport Cornwall.