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LAUNCHERONE SUPPLIER - UK We are looking for UK Suppliers at all levels to support the facility at the UK Spaceport

The UK Space Agency has awarded a grant to Virgin Orbit UK Limited (“VO-UK”) to develop and manufacture a Transportable Ground Operations System (“TGOS”) in the UK and to support a pathfinder space launch from Spaceport Cornwall.

TGOS is a movable ground support system, consisting of a series of trailers that will manage propellant (fuel and liquid oxygen) and distribute these commodities at the correct temperatures and pressures to our launch vehicle. VO-UK is seeking to identify potential suppliers and manufacturers of the TGOS. We will be assessing potential suppliers that are in the following categories and provide us with the following:

TIER 1: a supplier with the capacity/capability to build and deliver a fully-completed and tested TGOS System.

TIER 2: a supplier able to supply components for the TGOS, including: pumps, valves, vessels, sensors, controllers, actuators, pipes, fittings and aircraft skids that can meet and operate under temperature and pressure specifications to include assist with specialized testing of the subsystems and systems of the TGOS.

TIER 3: a supplier that can provide general services and logistics needs.

UK Horizontal Spaceport Programme

Primary Objective: To deliver horizontal launch from Newquay Airport (Spaceport Cornwall) using the LauncherOne launch system and undertake a pathfinder demonstration launch during 2021/2022.

Additional Objective: Establishment of a UK supply chain for the development, manufacture and provision of launch system ground support equipment and provision of consumables.


Highlight Fact
The U.K. Space Agency approved £7.35 million ($9.5 million) grant to support air-launch from Cornwall

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Onboarding Documents

Please complete the attached documents to help us understand how you can help us meet our objectives. While these documents are not mandatory to attend one of our information sessions, they will be mandatory in order to have detailed discussions (at a later date).