The new spaceport on Shetland has now been given planning permission.
It is at quite a high latitude (60 degrees north) which will effect the types of launch that are easily achievable so what is the target market for this facility?
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According to the Institution of Engineering and Technology:
Three launchpads will be built at the SaxaVord spaceport, allowing for the launch of small satellites into either polar or Sun-synchronous low-Earth orbits.
Polar orbits have inclinations between 60° and 90° are mainly used for Earth observation, weather and even some telecomms. Sun-synchronous orbits have an inclination of around 8° from the pole, and pass over the same point at the same time each day.
The BBC article also mentions the possibility of sub-orbital sounding launches, which are usually used for research purposes