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22 Dec 2023

UK Spaceport License Breaks Europe's SpaceX Dependence

The Civil Aviation Authority [licensed Scotland's SaxaVord spaceport](https://email.sifted.eu/french-ai-big-year?ecid=ACsprvuQSL3OgDJpskuGIoZd7cuAZtZZyrDxVwihhXKpwmD_8A8jbd9e36Ht-D3blWDVrz2AHnba&utm_campaign=Sifted%20Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=286977929&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_oYNswCR7JECxSmvwFS6FGXkPaOido4Xr2rTRCWbeShgtuM1EYzgMUwGLo5Y8xcGXc4r1B1DPsRlcJ-5qfhoV66zA_gw&utm_content=286977929&utm_source=hs_email) for up to 30 yearly vertical launches, backing European space ventures and enhancing tech sovereignty. European startups like [Rocket Factory Augsburg](https://www.rfa.space/) and [Hylmpulse Technologies](https://www.hyimpulse.de/en/) will be early patrons of this strategic move, anticipated to reduce launch costs and bolster local industry growth.