A Vega rocket is launched from the European Spaceport in n Kourou, French Guiana in 2016. Britain wants to vie with the European Spaceport and others in the lucrative business of launching satellites. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Britain is joining the space race, building a launch site in northern Scotland to compete with Nasa and Europe

The race to cash in on the satellite-launching industry is heating up around the world, with spaceports also planned from Canada to Alaska to Guam

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A Vega rocket is launched from the European Spaceport in n Kourou, French Guiana in 2016. Britain wants to vie with the European Spaceport and others in the lucrative business of launching satellites. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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