Osprey Provides Regulatory and Safety Expertise to Prestwick Spaceport
With the recent announcement of a new launch partner Astraius, Prestwick Spaceport is set to become one of Europe’s leading spaceports.
Osprey, a tpgroup company, has been working with Prestwick Spaceport since 2020 and is proud to be part of the consortium supporting Programme Managers, Gardiner and Theobald (G&T) and other consortium partners in the preparation of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stage 1 Feasibility Study. The study identifies what needs to be undertaken at Glasgow Prestwick Airport to allow the spaceport to operate alongside the aerodrome and to understand the feasibility and commercial viability of providing horizontal space launches.
Osprey Subject Matter Experts are working closely with experts from across industry to advance the outputs of the work packages that contributed to the initial feasibility study and RIBA 1 Report. The scope of technical support being delivered by Osprey includes Airport/Spaceport Infrastructure and Operations Integration, Regulatory Support, Carrier Aircraft Integration, Airport Safety, Airspace Safety, Site Safety and Space Launch Platform Safety.
The regulatory and safety challenges around spaceports have many additional layers of complexity and the risks need to be identified and managed carefully, particularly with the application of new UK Space legislation.
With the new launch partner announced and final feasibility and RIBA 1 study now presented to South Ayrshire Council and Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Prestwick Spaceport looks set to press ahead with its space launch ambitions and we are extremely proud to be part of it.
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