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In 2021, Cornwall, with Virgin Orbit, will launch the first space system from UK soil in over 50 years. This presentation will outline how Cornwall became the only horizontal launch site in Europe, how it will operate from Cornwall Airport Newquay, and the benefits that will spread across the economy of Cornwall, inspiring young and old.
Melissa Thorpe has been part of the Spaceport Cornwall team for over 4 years, where she is responsible for business development, marketing, communications and education outreach. Originally from Canada, Melissa’s background is in economics and economic development, specifically around aerospace business markets.
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