Scotland’s SaxaVord Spaceport, which is the UK’s only facility for vertical rocket launches, has hired Alexandria’s Brian Glackin & Assocs. for Washington representation on aerospace and defense matters.

Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority in December approved SaxaVord Spaceport, the site of a former RAF radar station, for up to 30 orbital launches in 2024.

The rockets could carry satellites or other payloads into space. Lockheed Martin has agreed to develop launch operations at SaxaVord.

Glacklin is a retired US Navy captain who headed Livingston Group’s defense & national security practice before launching his own firm.

The UK’s first licensed spaceport is in Cornwall, which launched rockets horizontally via an aircraft.

Cornwell Spaceport was used by Virgin Orbit until it declared bankruptcy last May.