‘Mach 22’ is a Launch Competition and Conference which will be held this summer at Machrihanish Air Base. At the event, students from across the country will come to launch their own satellites or rocket right here in Kintyre. These events allow university students a unique insight into the future of space technology within Scotland and the UK. Mach 22 the successor to last year's hugely successful Mach 21 is organized by Discover Space UK, a joint venture between UK Launch Services Ltd (UKLSL) and Machrihanish Airbase Community Company (MACC).
On the 25th of June 2022, Discover Space UK will host a community open day where members of the public are invited to be a part of Kintyre's new space-age identity. The Mach-22 open day will include stalls from local businesses, charities, and associations, music, family activities, an area to settle down with a picnic, and most importantly, a day of rocket launches!
We at Discover Space UK believe in the future of space technology and are working to establish an economically and environmentally sustainable centre for spaceflight research, development, and education that brings economic and social prosperity to the local community and region. Projects like this one are at the core of achieving this goal.
Help us make Mach-22 out of this world!