Wescott Space Cluster Officially Opens


Wescott Space Cluster Officially Opens


October 2018

Westcott Space Cluster, a multimillion-pound site dedicated to engineering, research and innovation, has officially opened.

The cluster, based at Westcott Venture Park in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, is the result of a £30m investment at the site by government and industry and highlights how Westcott has come full circle in its importance as a research facility and developer of rocket propulsion.

Originally created as a base for training bomber crews, the Westcott site became a government-backed Guided Projectile Establishment in 1946. Major missile propulsion programmes were developed such as the Blue Streak and Black Knight which were the pre-cursor to the Ariane rockets, and the top-secret Chevaline but Westcott’s rockets have also been used for space exploration such as the Mars Global Surveyor mission to Mars in the 1990s.  

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