Manufacturing operations manager Daniel Bryce works on a satellite at the offices of US satellite firm Spire Global in Glasgow, south-west Scotland, on April 17, 2018. AFP / ANDY BUCHANAN
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Glasgow builds more satellites than any city outside the United States, according to space industry experts, specializing in small "CubeSats" that can be used for anything from weather forecasting to global positioning.Clyde Space launched Scotland's first satellite in 2014 and within two years, it was producing six satellites every month.Britain's plans for a homegrown space industry have been stepped up amid concerns it will be banned after Brexit from bidding for contracts on the European Union's 9 billion pound ($12 billion) Galileo global positioning system.In Scotland, the space sector has grown by over 70 percent since 2010 to a turnover of 2.7 billion pounds last year, according to aerospace trade body ADS Scotland.Clyde Space shares an office complex with U.S. satellite firm Spire Global which has built 80 satellites in Glasgow since 2014 .The burgeoning space industry has inspired smaller startups such as AlbaOrbital, which is preparing for the launch of its first satellite, Unicorn1.
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