It’s All About Location, Location, Location…SatMagazine – May 2012

May 4, 2012 By

At first glance, why would an established, or entrepreneurial, stateof-the-art space or satellite business choose to base itself on a small island in the middle of the Irish Sea, some 30 miles off the UK mainland? With a population of around 84,000, boasting the world’s oldest continuous Parliament stretching back well over 1,033 years, the Isle of Man might seem an unlikely location for such a forward looking industry. However, with all due consideration to the past and long standing political and economic stability, it’s to the future—or more specifically, the skies above—where a growing portion of the island’s versatile economy is now firmly focused.

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